– Two soldiers have died in a gun duel between Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and Boko Haram fighters
– Six other soldiers were reportedly injured in the bloody confrontation
– The Nigerian Airforce carried out an aerial bombardment of 12 Boko Haram camps
The Nigerian army has announced the loss of two its soldiers attached to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF). They were killed in a fierce battle with Boko Haram insurgents within the northeast.
Vanguard reports that they were six others were also injured in the confrontation with Boko Haram terrorists, on Saturday, September 10.
In the same vein, the air component of the MNJTF, led by the Nigerian Airforce, carried out aerial bombardment of 12 different camps of the terrorists located at border areas with Niger, Chad and Cameroon, destroying the camps and killing some of the terrorists.
The development was disclosed by Col Muhammed Dole, spokesman for the MNJTF, who said that scores of the terrorists also surrendered to troops when they saw that there was no way out for them.
The statement read: “The effects of difficult terrains and unpredictable weather conditions continue to pose serious challenges to the conduct of Operation Gama Wiki.
“However, despite these limitations for the ground forces, the air component of the operation, through successful combined air operations, continue to deny the terrorists freedom of action and movement within the battle fields.
“Recent air strikes and simultaneous clearing operations on 12 identified Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) camps and hideouts have greatly shattered their cohesion.
“Moreover, continuous blockade of the terrorists main supply routes and arrest of their logistics suppliers caused serious economic hardship and led to the surrender of many terrorists in different locations in the Area of Operation (AOO) of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
“Additionally, the troops of Sector 4 in Diffa Niger Republic tracked and neutralized 4 Boko Haram Terrorists suspected to have attacked the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp and Two (2) others were arrested at Tumoua village”.