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Boko Haram Suffers Huge Blow As Troops Gun Down 39 Members In Battle

Troops of Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Sector 2 (Chad) and Sector 3 (Nigeria) while on clearance operation in consonance with operation YANCIN TAFKI on Tuesday 16 April 2019 have neutralized 39 members of Boko Haram Terrorists in Cross Kauwa village in the Lake Chad Region. During the encounter, 20 soldiers were wounded and have been evacuated for medical treatment. The following items were recovered from the insurgents:

a. 2 x Gun Trucks.
b. 2 x Anti Aircraft Guns.
c. 9 x AK47 Rifles.
d. 1 x HK21 Rifle.
e. 4 x Rocket Propelled Guns.

Similarly, 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. He was received and briefed by the Land Component Commander of Operation YANCIN TAFKI, Major General Olufemi Akinjobi in Kinnasara Cantonment Monguno.

In his remarks, General Erda 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.

Deputy Director Army Public Relations
Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE

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