Troops kill 13 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

Troops kill 13 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno

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The Multinational Joint Task Force
involving troops from Chad, Niger Republic and Nigeria on Saturday evening carried out a successful multi-sector link up operation, killing 13 suspected terrorists in Arege and Metele and Duguri – border Communities in Borno State.

BOKO HARAM FIGHTERS

Colonel Timothy Antigha
Chief of Military Public Information
MNJTF N’Djamena – Chad in a statement by Colonel Timothy Antigha, said many other terrorists sustained injuries while a few soldiers who sustained injuries in the operation were rescued by the Nigeria AirForce were already responding to treatment.

N’Djamena in the statement by the Deputy Force Commander, Brigadier General Nouma Melingui on behalf of the Force Commander, Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf, said 3 Guntrucks were captured, while another Guntruck and 3 Motorcycles were burnt while the terrorists also lost 3 Anti- Air guns and several rounds of assorted ammunition among other items during the exchange of gunfire.

“In the course of the link up operation Boko Haram Terrorists suffered severe human and equipment losses, as 13 terrorists were killed, while many others sustained injuries. Furthermore, 3 Guntrucks were captured, while another Guntruck and 3 Motorcycles were burnt. The terrorists also lost 3 Anti- Air guns and several rounds of assorted ammunition among other items.

“In continuation of Operation YANCIN TAFKI”, the troops cleared terrorists who have been hibernating in Arege and Metele and Duguri, thereby enabling troops of Sector 2 (Chad) and Sector 3 (Nigeria) to link up with their counterparts in Sector 4 (Niger) around the Kamadougou River.

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“Unfortunately, 3 MNJTF personnel were Wounded in Action during the operation. Accordingly, the wounded were air lifted by the Nigerian Air Task Force and were received in N’Djamena this evening (Saturday) by the Deputy Force Commander, Brigadier General Nouma Melingui on behalf of the Force Commander, Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf. The wounded soldiers have been stabilized and are responding to treatment.

“In the course of the link up operation Boko Haram Terrorists suffered severe human and equipment losses…”, the statement said.

It would be recalled that at the recently concluded meeting of Ministers of Defence of MNJTF Troop Contributing Countries in N’Djamena, the MNJTF was directed to sustain the continous mobile operations until the last of Boko Haram Terrorist is neutralized.

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