…recover assorted arms in Lake Chad Basin
Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force MNJTF Sector 3, have crushed scores of ISWAP elements and recovered assorted arms and ammunition in Monguno, Borno State.
In a statement, the Chief of Military Public Information at the MNJTF Headquarters, Colonel Muhammad Dole, said the renewed vigour and resilience of the troops in the conduct of the ongoing clearance operations to flush out the remnants of BHT/ISWAP terrorists around the fringes of Lake Chad region has continued to yield positive results.
”The troops of MNJTF Sector 3 Monguno conducting routine patrols along Gajiram general areas, suddenly came under attack by BHT/ISWAP terrorists at Gambari axis.
”The ambush was successfully repelled and the troops charged through.
”During the encounter, Four insurgents were neutralised while many fled with multiple gunshots wounds. Unfortunately, one soldier sustained an injury, and he is receiving treatment at the military medical facility.
”It can be recalled, during his recent familiarisation/operational visits to sectors levels, the Force Commander MNJTF Major General Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim charged the troops to maintain the tempo and adopt an aggressive posture in dealing with insurgents, in order to deny them freedom of action.
”The FC commended the troops and reiterated his earlier commitment to providing necessary support to defeat the remaining criminals across the region,” he added.