Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have cleared terrorists from six villages along the Nigerian-Cameounian border in continuation of their efforts to flush out the fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists from the Lake Chad Basin Area of Responsibility (AOR).
The Chief Military Public Information Officer, MNJTF, Col. Colonel Muhammad Dole, said in a statement on Wednesday that the troops of Sector 1 with its relocated Tactical Headquarters in Makary, Northern Cameroun, intensified the clearance operations along the borders between Nigeria and Cameroun to block the fleeing terrorists.
Recently, Dole said, the terrorists in attempt to escape the firepower of MNJTF troops were migrating to some villages adjacent to the Sector 1 AOR.
He disclosed that the troops, acting on credible information, “successfully cleared the six villages occupied by the terrorists, seized some logistic equipment and apprehended 24 suspected Boko Haram accomplices”.
According to him, the cleared villages are Sagui, Kirta-Woulgo, Gore Mahamat, Gore Blangafe, Chaugry and Damboure.
He also listed the recovered equipment to include 20 outboat engines, two motorcycles, nine generating sets, a solar panel, a grinding machine, a handset, flags and some Islamic religious books.
Further details later