MNJTF Troops Neutralize Terrorists, 8 Others Surrender
The troops of Sector 1, Multinational National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Mora Cameroon have neutralised some members of Boko Haram and ISWAP group around Kirta Wulgo and recieved eight (8) surrendered terrorists during the conduct of Operation SCORPION.
A statement by the Chief Military Public Information Officer MNJTF N’Djamena, Lieutenant Colonel Kamarudeen Adegoke said the operation was conducted from 25th April to 2nd May 2023.
The operation resulted from the MNJTF’s increased tempo of activities in the Lake Chad Basin Region to further degrade BH/ISWAP Terrorists enclaves at Tcholl and its surroundings.
Also the troops of Sector 2 Bagasola Chad maintained aggressive posture in the waterways and arrested 19 suspected terrorists fleeing the onslaught in other Sectors.
The troops of Sector 3 MNJTF Monguno Nigeria, continued to dominate the general area of operation and conducted a fighting patrol to clear elements of the terrorists hibernating in some identified locations of Nairawa, Kayowa, Amburam, Guminari and Musaram.
During the operation, troops destroyed terrorists structures, logistics items and neutralized 4 BH/ISWAP Terrorists.
In a related development, Sector 3 troops, on 8 May 2023, arrested some terrorist logisticians who specialized in supplying foodstuff, livestock and other logistics items to terrorists.
Another suspected BH Terrorists logistics courier from Nguigmi in Diffa Region of Niger was arrested with his Camel stocked with foodstuff while trying to exit Monguno town
.Items recovered from him included bags of rice, sugar, corn flour, pepper and veterinary medicines, among others.
The MNJTF spokesperson also said on the 7th May 2023, troops of Sector 4 Diffa Niger conducted a fighting patrol along Kajijiwa – Baroua Axis, as part of Op HARBIN ZUMA.
The troops arrested 3 suspected BH Terrorists and recovered 2 canoes and several fishing equipment.
In a message to the troops, the Force Commander Major General Gold Chibuisi applauded the troops and urged them to ensure that resupply of essentials and basic logistic materials for the sustenance of BH Terrorists are blocked.
He implored the communities around the area of operation to continue to cooperate with the troops by reporting matters of security interest.