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Troops Kill 20 Terrorists, Destroy Ammunition In Lake Chad Region

Channels Television  
Updated June 4, 2019

 

Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and national forces have neutralized over 20 terrorists operating around Arege, Malkonory and Tumbum Rego general area of Lake Chad region.

The operation which occurred in the early hours on Tuesday against Islamic State terrorists got more success after troops recovered and destroyed several gun trucks, arms and ammunition.

In a statement by the Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF, Colonel Timothy Antigha, four personnel sustained injuries, but are receiving treatment.

In continuation of the ongoing offensive operations to oust Islamic State terrorists from the Lake Chad Area, troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in conjunction with national forces, in an early morning raid today, neutralized over 20 terrorists operating around Arege, Malkonory and Tumbum Rego general area.

Similarly, several gun trucks, arms and ammunition, as well as a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device, which was meant to disrupt troops advance was also destroyed.”

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He added that; unfortunately, 4 personnel of the MNJTF were wounded during the firefight and have been evacuated for urgent medical attention.

He urged continuous support and solidarity of the good people of the Lake Chad Region and the MNJTF remains committed to delivering the mandate of the force.