Friday, July 15, 2016 10:18 pm
The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) troops on Friday said it had successfully repelled Boko Haram terrorists’ attacks in Baga.
This is contained in a statement signed by Col. Muhammad Dole, the Chief Military Public Information Officer of the task force and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
According to the statement, “in continuation with conduct of Operation GAMA AIKI by Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in its Area of Operation (AOO), the troops of sector 3 in Baga, (Nigeria) had successfully repelled Boko Haram terrorists attacks and cleared more villages around Kangarwa and Doron Naira villages.
“A total of 25 BHT were feared died, 2 Trucks mounted with AA guns and one was captured.
“Also among seized weapons were, 1 x 60mm Mortar, 2 x RPG tubes, 12 x AK 47 rifles, 1 x LMG, 1 x GPMG, assorted ammunitions of various caliber, including a vehicle,’’ it said.
It noted that the troops had continued to spring surprises along suspected logistic supply routes of the terrorists in the general areas of Yoyo and Bashar villages.
“During the encounter some terrorists were killed, 2 x AK 47 rifles and 3 x Motorcycles, 7 x Jericans of PMS, as well as assorted drugs were recovered.
“Also, during all these combat operations, the Sector lost 1 x officer and a soldier, with 7 soldiers wounded in action.
“The wounded personnel were swiftly evacuated to the nearest medical centre for treatment,’’ it said.
It said that the troops of Sector 1 at Makary area (Cameroon) had continued to dominate the villages and other areas cleared off terrorists.
“Unfortunately during one of the fighting patrols around general of Mordasse, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded on patrol team and wounded 5 personnel and damaged one of the vehicles.
“Both the wounded personnel and vehicle were safely evacuated and the wounded are in stable condition. The cohesion and the fighting spirit of the troops remain high.
It also said that following heavy combined air strikes by Chadian, Nigerien and Nigerian Aircrafts at Malkonery, Toumboun Rego and Toumbou Gini areas, the Battle Damaged Assessment revealed that the terrorists suffered heavy causalities of men and equipment.
“Meanwhile 3 suspected terrorists with their arms and ammunition voluntarily surrendered to the troops of Sector 2 (Chad) and are currently undergoing thorough interrogation,’’ it said. (NAN)