Troops of the multinational joint task force (MNJTF) stationed in the Lake Chad region have killed members of Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the public information officer of MNJTF, Muhammad Dole.
According to Dole, the troops of Sector 3 successfully thwarted an ambush by the terrorists while conducting routine patrols along the Gajiram-Monguno axis of Borno.
Dole said four insurgents were eliminated while many fled with gunshot injuries.
He added that one soldier who sustained an injury in the attack was being treated at a military medical facility.
“The items recovered are: three AK47 rifles, 10 (7.62mm) special rounds, one 3HG, one magazine carrier, assorted drugs and one hair comb among other items,” he said.
“During his recent familiarisation/operational visits to sectors levels, the Force Commander of MNJTF, Maj.-Gen. Abdul-Khalifah Ibrahim, charged the troops to maintain the tempo and adopt aggressive posture in dealing with insurgents 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.”
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