Troops neutralise Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the Lake Chad Region, Recover Ammunitions
The troops of the Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF) Sector 4 Diffa in Niger Republic have neutralised 43 members of the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists while others escaped.
The troops caught alive one of the terrorists suspected to be their leader.
A large cache of arms, ammunitions were recovered with four enemy gun trucks destroyed and some others escaped with various degree of injuries.
A statement by the Chief of Military Public Information Headquarters, Multinational Joint Task Force, N`Djamena Chad, Colonel Muhammad Dole said the incident happened when the troops location came under heavy attack by BHT/ISWAP criminals in the on Wednesday.
According to the statement, ”seven gallant MNJTF soldiers paid the supreme sacrifice, while four other soldiers sustained varying degrees of injuries and are being treated in a military hospital.”
Coincidently, the Force Commander (FC), MNJTF, Major General Abdul Ibrahim was in HQ Sector 4 Diffa on 25 August 2021 on the final leg of his familiarisation/operational visit to the sectors.
He commended the selfless sacrifice and act of gallantry, as demonstrated by the troops while praying for the repose of the souls of the deceased soldiers whom he described as matyrs of freedom. He also condoled the family of the deceased and wished the wounded soldiers speedy recovery.
Addressing the troops at the frontline location of Sector 4, alongside the Commander Sector 4, MNJTF, Col Mamane Sani Kiaou, General Ibrahim said, “despite the ongoing waves of BHT/ISWAP terrorists surrender, MNJTF forces will continue to take the battle to all identified enclaves of the insurgents.”
He described these attacks as futile kicks of a dying horse. He further urged them to brace up and deal decisively with remnants of the criminals around the fringes of the Lake Chad region.