Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force have neutralized 39 Boko Haram terrorists while on clearance operation in consonance with operation ‘YANCIN TAFKI’ around Cross Kauwa village in the Lake Chad region.
During the encounter, 20 soldiers were wounded and have been evacuated for medical treatment, according to a statement released Thursday by Colonel Ezindu Idimah, spokesman of Sector 3 of the Operation Lafiya Dole.
He added that two gun trucks, two anti aircraft guns, nine AK47 rifles, one HK21 rifle and four rocket-propelled guns were recovered from the insurgents.
In a similar development, 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, while urging 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,” Colonel Idimah said in the statement.