Thr Miltinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) had killed several Boko Haram and ISWAP insurgents after operations conducted in Vretet-Zamga-Ngoshe triangle in the general area of Kirawa on the Nigeria /Cameroon borders, while many fled with gunshot wounds.
The Force, in a statement on Monday signed by Colonel Muhammad Dole, Chief of Military Public Information, HQ MNJTF N’Djamena Chad informed that the operation was conducted by troops of MNJTF Sector 1 between 23- 27 February 2022.
According to the statement, large quantity of materials and assorted food stuff were recovered during the operation. The items include 01 AK47 rifle, 01 AK47 Magazine, several ammunitions of the 7.62 MM special variant , 21 bicycles, 01 BHT uniform, 39 bags millet and 02 bags of beans. An intelligence analysis indicates that, the items were being smuggled from the borders to sambisa forest.
“It is believed the terrorists are stock piling materials for the incoming month of Ramadan. Further exploitation of the engagement areas showed traces of blood, evidence of BHT/ISWAP criminals removed corpses of their dead colleagues while 2 corpses of Boko Haram criminals were discovered,” the statement read.
The Force Commander (FC) MNJTF, Major General Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim commended the Commander Sector 1 with headquarters (HQs) in Mora (Cameroon) Brigadier General Bouba Dobekreo. The FC praised “the display of courage and gallantry by the troops”, as they continue to conduct special operations to combat the insurgents.
He urged them to remain committed ,bold and unpredictable and to continue to dominate the area, to ensure that BHT/ISWAP terrorists are cut off from any logistics resupply.
Ibrahim assured that HQs MNJTF would make concerted efforts to ensure that all the sectors get the equipment that were allotted to them recently.