MNJTF Troops Repel ISWAP Assaults on Banki Town
In a series of events on the evening of September 12 and the early hours of September 13, 2023, #MNJTF troops stationed in Banki, Borno State, Nigeria, successfully repelled two separate assaults by approximately 17 armed terrorists believed to be associated with #ISWAP. These relentless efforts by the joint forces ensured the safety and security of Banki town, with no reported casualties during the incidents.
The first incident occurred on September 12 at around 7:23 p.m. when a group of roughly 17 armed terrorists attempted to infiltrate Banki town from the surrounding vicinity. MNJTF troops, specifically the Nigerian Battalion stationed in Banki alongside their Cameroonian counterparts, responded with unwavering determination. Their steadfast defence tactics forced the insurgents to withdraw from their assault.
In a testament to the vigilance and preparedness of the MNJTF troops, the terrorists launched a second, more substantial offensive in the early hours of September 13, 2023, with a larger force. Once again, the joint forces stood firm and resolute, repelling the attackers and preventing any breach of Banki town.
These successful operations by the MNJTF troops highlight the importance of coordinated efforts and international cooperation in addressing security challenges in the region. The commitment of both Nigerian and Cameroonian forces in defending Banki town against these ISWAP assaults demonstrates the significance of the MNJTF's presence in safeguarding communities and maintaining peace and security in areas affected by extremist activities.
It is worth noting that the absence of reported casualties during these incidents is a positive outcome and underscores the professionalism and preparedness of the MNJTF troops in the face of such threats.
While these operations have successfully repelled the immediate security threats to Banki town, it is essential to remain vigilant in the region, as extremist groups often attempt to regroup and launch subsequent attacks. The situation underscores the ongoing need for sustained efforts to address the root causes of extremism and to maintain a strong security presence in affected areas to protect civilian populations.
As the situation develops, further updates may become available, shedding light on any subsequent actions taken by the MNJTF and security forces to ensure the continued safety and stability of Banki town and its surrounding areas.