Nigerian, Chadian troops kill 39 Boko Haram in Lake Chad region

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By Matthew Abi

#TrackNigeria – Troops of the  Multi -National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Sector 2 (Chad) and Sector 3 (Nigeria) have neutralized 39 members of Boko Haram Terrorists in Cross Kauwa village in the Lake Chad Region. The incident occurred while  the troops  were on clearance operation in consonance with operation Yancin Tafki.

A statement by  Deputy Director of Public Relations of the Operation, Col.  Ezindu Idimah on Thursday said, during the encounter 20 soldiers were wounded and have been evacuated for medical treatment.

It added that the Chadian Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Tahir Erda paid a morale boosting visit to combined troops undergoing Operation Yancin Tafki in the frontline. 

The statement also said that the Chadian Chief was received and briefed by the Land Component Commander of Operation Yancin Tafki, Major General Olufemi Akinjobi in Kinnasara Cantonment, Monguno. 

The General called for more regional collaboration in ending the surge of insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin. He urged the troops to create a good relationship towards achieving the aim of the ongoing operation.  

He also  visited Sector 3 Hospital where he checked on some sick soldiers and toured the scene of the fire fight.

The Chadian CDS was accompanied by the Force Commander Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Major General Chikezie Ude, the Chadian Chief of Army Staff and other top commanders of the MNJTF and the Chadian Army.

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