Multinational JTF neutralises Boko Haram terrorists in Lake Chad

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Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force have
neutralised 20 Boko Haram Terrorists at the fringes of the Lake Chad in a
renewed effort to end the activities of the terrorists in the area, the
spokesman of the Force, Col Timothy Antigha announced on Monday.

Antigha , however, said four soldiers were wounded during
the operation.

He said in a statement that the clearance operations were
done in the region of Arege, Malkonory, and Tumbum Rego.

Col Antigha said: “In continuation of the ongoing offensive
operations to oust Islamic State terrorists from the Lake Chad Area, troops of
the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in conjunction with national forces,
in an early morning raid today, neutralized over 20 terrorists operating around
Arege, Malkonory and Tumbum Rego general area.

“Similarly, several gun trucks, arms and ammunition, as well
as a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device, which was meant to disrupt
troops advance was also destroyed.

“Unfortunately, 4 personnel of the MNJTF were wounded during
the firefight and have been evacuated for urgent medical attention.

“The MNJTF remains committed to delivering the mandate of
the force and therefore urges continuous support and solidarity of the good
people of the Lake Chad Region.”

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