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MNJTF: Nigerian, Chadian, Nigerien troops link up to decimate Boko Haram fighters

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•Clear several terrorists’ staging areas, arms and ammunition 

•Kill 13 as three soldiers sustained injuries 

Senator Iroegbu

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has in continuation of Operation Yancin Tafki, successfully conducted a multi-sector link up operation against  Boko Haram terrorists, involving troops from Chad, Niger Republic and Nigeria. 

This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by the Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF in N’Djamena – Chad, Col. Timothy Antigha.

Antigha stated that the operation decimated the terrorists who have been hibernating in Arege and Metele and Duguri, thereby enabling troops of Sector 2 (Chad) and Sector 3 (Nigeria)  to link up with their counterparts in Sector 4 (Niger) around the Kamadougou River.

He said: “In the course of the link up operation Boko Haram Terrorists suffered severe human and equipment losses, as 13 terrorists were killed, while many others sustained injuries. 

“Furthermore, three Guntrucks were captured, while another Guntruck and three Motorcycles were burnt. The terrorists also lost three Anti- Air guns and several rounds of assorted ammunition among other items.

He however, revealed that  three MNJTF personnel were Wounded in Action during the operation. 

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MNJTF Spokesperson said tthe wounded were air lifted by the Nigerian Air Task Force and were received in N’Djamena Friday evening by the Deputy Force Commander, Brigadier General Nouma Melingui on behalf of the Force Commander, Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf. 

He also assured that the wounded soldiers have been stabilized and are responding to treatment. 

Antigha recalled that at the recently concluded meeting of Ministers of Defence of MNJTF Troop Contributing Countries in N’Djamena, the Force was directed to sustain the continous mobile operations until the last of Boko Haram Terrorist is neutralized.

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