MNJTF ambushes, kills Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists, rescues 12 hostages



  Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJF has continued to unleash “battle heat” to exact pressure on ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists along fringes of Basin,  a  military  officer  said.

As part of mounting pressure, it has been revealed that MNJTF troops recently  ambushed  Boko Haram ISWAP  terrorists  in enclave.

“Acting on credible information on intended relocation of insurgents to another location, troops of Sector 2 (Chad), of Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF) laid ambush against the insurgents at a vantage location near Barkalam,” Spokesperson of MNJTF Colonel Muhammed Dole revealed statement.

He added that  “during the offensive operation, 3 canoes were capsized leading to the death and arrest of some terrorists, while others sustained various degree of injuries.”

Dole further revealed that  in the “aftermath of the encounter, 12 hostages were successfully rescued from the BHT/ISWAP captivity. The rescued comprise of one male adult, three women and eight children.

“In line with its policy of safe transfer of surrendered insurgents and rescued hostages, the Headquarters, MNJTF used Helicopter to facilitate movement from Baga Sola to N’Djamena Chad,” the spokesperson said.

While receiving the rescued at Base, the Chadian Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), Lieutenant Abakar Abdelkarim Daoud reiterated the absolute commitment and determination of the National and MNJTF forces to combat the menace of the terrorists in the Basin. Abakar Daoud urged the troops to remain focus and resolute to rid off insurgency, so as to restore normal socioeconomic activities in the .

The rescued hostages were moved to a military medical facility for further examinations and medication and thereafter reunite them with families, Colonel Dole said.

Newsdiaryonline reports that  revelations about MNJTF ambush against Boko Haram came just as unofficial accounts have emerged about Boko Haram ambush against the convoy of Borno State Governor Babagana  Zulum on his way to Baga. There was no immediate  confirmation of the exact number of casualties but reports said some security operatives and civilians were killed.