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MNJTF Kills 13 BHTs, Captures 3, Another 3 Voluntarily Surrendered

By Ahmed Abu, The Nigerian Voice, Maiduguri

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in its determination to deal with the violence orchestrated by Boko Haram Terrorists in the Lake Chad Area, killed seven of them and three others surrendering voluntarily.

The Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF, N’Djamena, Chad, Col. Timothy Antigha, in a statement on Friday, said the troops of the MNJTF in conjunction with national forces over the last few days have continued to inflict human and equipment casualties on Boko Haram.

Antigha listed various offensive engagements conducted across the Areas of Responsibilities in Chad, Nigeria and Niger Republic with notable operational achievements recorded.

He stated: “MNJTF troops operating around Damasak, Garunda and Gazabure localities destroyed a vehicle smuggling petrol and other logistics for Boko Haram.

“Acting on intercepted Boko Haram communication, a coalition of MNJTF Air Forces conducted air interdictions in Madayi, Meri and Tchoukou-Bol and destroyed Boko Haram logistic equipment concealed in thickly forested areas.”

“MNJTF troops in conjunction with national forces operating in Mallam Fatori – Bosso axis discovered and neutralized three road side bombs planted by Boko Haram Terrorists. Also recovered were a Gun Truck and assorted ammunition abandoned by fleeing Boko Haram fighters.”

In the same vein, Antigha said “the troops of the MNJTF and national forces operating in Doro Naira and Ngolom environs made contact with Boko Haram Terrorists and at the end of the engagement five terrorists were killed, three captured, while others fled”.

According to him, two out of the three captured terrorists were eventually killed when the vehicle conveying them went over a road side bomb planted by Boko Haram themselves.

“Tired of waiting for the unrealized Boko Haram Caliphate, three Boko Haram Terrorists have Surrendered to troops of MNJTF Sector 1 in Balgaram, Cameroon,” the statement added