Troops rescue 34 women, children, 3 ISWAP fighters surrender


The Multinational Joint Task Force ( MNJTF) operations targeting terrorist activities, the troops of Operation Lake Sanity 2, have rescued 34 women and children from the clutches of Boko Haram terrorists.

The troops also neutralised one terrorist during clearance operations conducted in the Mazuri, Itsari, Mudu, and Maleri villages on fringes of southern Lake Chad in Nigeria on 15 June, 2024.

A statement issued  by  the  Chief Military Public Information Officer,  MNJTF,  Ndjamena – Chad, Lt Col Abubakar Abdullahi, made available to newsmen in Maiduguri on Monday said  relatedly on 17 June, 2024, 3 fighters from the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) based in the Jabilaram camp, a secluded islet on Lake Chad, surrendered to the vigilant troops of Task Force Wulgo.

 The fighters, identified as Babakura Abubakar, 20, Abacha Kyari, 28, and Mohammad Adam, 29, are currently undergoing interrogation for further action.

“Moreover, in our continued air assault operations aimed at dismantling terrorist operations across the Lake Chad area, an air interdiction mission was conducted on 9 June 2024 at Kollaram.

 “This operation destroyed 3 suicide vehicle-borne IEDs poised for a major terrorist attack. This precise strike exemplifies the efficacy and capabilities of Troops Contributing Countries air force units in neutralizing high-value terrorist targets and mitigating potential threats.

“The combined efforts of ground and air operations are significantly degrading the operational strength and morale of terrorist factions in the region. 

The MNJTF remain resolute in the mission to eradicate terrorism, ensure the safety of civilians, and foster a secure and peaceful environment conducive to sustaining long-term stability,” the statement said.

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