Troops Rescue 34 Women, Kill One Terrorist In Lake Chad

Operatives of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have rescued 34 women and children from the captivity of Boko Haram following a clearance operation in the Mazuri, Itsari, Mudu, and Maleri villages on the fringes of southern Lake Chad in Nigeria.

The clearance operation by troops of Operation Lake Sanity 2, under the Task Force Wulgo also witnessed the killing of one terrorist on June 15.

Similarly, on June 17 three fighters from the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) based in the Jabilaram camp, a secluded islet on Lake Chad had 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.

A statement by the MNJTF, signed by its Chief Military Public Information Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Abdullahi on Monday, further revealed the outcome of an air operation conducted on June 9 in the Kollaram axis of Lake Chad.

The statement read partly: “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 neutralising 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 Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Ali commend the troops involved in these operations and reiterate the commitment of MNJTF to restoring normalcy and peace through continued vigilance and proactive engagements.

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