Troops kill over 70 terrorists, destroy hideouts in Chad, Borno

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) said its Operation Lake Sanity 2 has continued to achieve tremendous successes with the killing of over 70 terrorists and destruction of their logistics bases within the Lake Chad Basin.

It said its troops have destroyed several camps belonging to terrorists situated on islets across the Cameroonian and Nigerian territories of Lake Chad, killing scores and causing others to flee into Chad.

MNJTF Chief Military Public Information Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Abdulahi, in a statement, said the operation also resulted in the destruction of eight vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs) in Arinna Ciki and two ammunition bunkers northeast of Malam Fatori.

The statement reads: “In a swift and decisive response, Sector 2, with the support of the Chadian Rapid Intervention Force, delivered a devastating blow to the retreating terrorists. This action neutralised 70 terrorists and dismantled five camps, highlighting the efficacy of MNJTF’s operational strategies and the robust collaboration with the Chadian Armed Forces.

“The MNJTF extends its appreciation to the Chadian Armed Forces for their invaluable cooperation and support in the fight against terrorism. We also acknowledge the vital contributions from other troop-contributing countries, including Operation Emergence 4 Cameroon, Operation Hadin Kai Nigeria, and Sector 4 Niger, which were instrumental in the success of Operation Lake Sanity 2.

“The MNJTF remains committed to its mandate of eradicating terrorism and restoring peace to the Lake Chad Basin. We will continue to work tirelessly with our partners to achieve and sustain this critical goal”.


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