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Nigerian Army disarms 70 terrorists, destroys five camps on Lake Chad

Nigerian Army disarms 70 terrorists, destroys five camps on Lake Chad

The Nigerian Army, with the combined military efforts of soldiers from Niger, Chad and Cameroon, has been able to disarm 70 Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad Area of Borno State.

The soldiers under the auspices of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) of Operation Lake Sanity 2, dismantled five Boko Haram terrorists’ camps on the islets across the Cameroonian and Nigerian territories of Lake Chad, which resulted in the deaths of several terrorists as others fled to Chad.

The military action was contained in a press statement issued by Abubakar Abdullahi, Lieutenant Colonel and Chief Military Public Information Officer of

HQ MNJTF Ndjamena-Chad on Monday in Maiduguri, Borno State Capital.

Similarly, the military operation also resulted in the destruction of 8 vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs) in Arinna Ciki and two ammunition bunkers Northeast of Malam Fatori.

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“In a swift and decisive response, Sector 2 with the support of the Chadian Rapid Intervention Force, delivered a devastating blow to the retreating terrorists.

“This action neutralized 70 terrorists and dismantled 5 camps, highlighting the efficacy of MNJTF’s operational strategies and the robust collaboration with the Chadian Armed Forces.

“The MNJTF extends its appreciation to the Chadian Armed Forces for their invaluable cooperation and support in the fight against terrorism.

“We also acknowledge the vital contributions from other troop-contributing countries, including Operation Emergence 4 Cameroon, Operation Hadin Kai Nigeria, and Sector 4 Niger, which were instrumental in the success of Operation Lake Sanity 2.”, the press statement partly read.

The press statement however assured Nigerians, especially residents of Borno State, that MNJTF remains committed to eradicating terrorism and restoring peace to the Lake Chad Basin.

“We will continue to work tirelessly with our partners to achieve and sustain this critical goal”, the statement added.