Troops Foil Boko Haram’s Attempt To Blow Up A Bridge In Gulak

Bridge Terrorists killed in their attempt to blow up a bridge

(Suspected Terrorists  lying dead as troops foil attempt to blow the bridge.Source:DHQ)

By Danlami Nmodu

Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters,DHQ has revealed more  details about encounters  between fleeing Boko Haram members  and  troops as the noose tightens on the terrorists.An  attempt by the terrorists to blow up  a bridge in Gulak,in Adamawa state  was foiled  by troops.

Defence Spokesman,Major  General Chris Olukolade  said  in a statement on Saturday “In Gulak, Adamawa State, troops in pursuit of terrorists caught up with some of them who were in the process of blowing up a bridge to deter troops’ advance.

“The terrorists were not lucky as they died in their encounter with troops.  The troops are continuing with the cordon and search of the town and environs after overpowering the terrorists.

“A lot of arms have been recovered in the process.  Troops are also dismantling the terrorists group’s flags hoisted in the towns.

Olukolade also said “Troops on cordon and search along Djimitillo Damaturu road axis on Friday night had an encounter with a group of terrorists after their hideout was discovered by troops.  The fierce fight to dislodge them from the location which is very close to a market, resulted in the capture of   Machine Guns and rifles as well as the death of some number of them.

“Some of the terrorists are believed to have died in the fire that gutted the house where they had made their base.  A soldier was killed while another was wounded and is undergoing treatment.