240 Boko Haram Terrorists Surrender to MNJTF

240 Boko Haram Terrorists Surrender to MNJTFA total of 240 Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered to the Multinational Joint Task Force, some of them with arms and ammunition.

This is according to Chief Military Public Information Officer, Colonel Muhammad Dole, in a statement made available to the media.

The recent wave of mass defection took place in Sector 2 Area of Responsibility (AOR) Bagasola in Chad.

According to the statement: “The firepower of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) ground troops and joint Air operation during the Operation GAMA AIKI forced a massive defection of remnants of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT).

“Sustained offensive operations and blockage of logistics supply routes made the terrorists’ locations untenable; as a result, Boko Haram terrorists and their families abandoned their locations and surrendered with their arms to the nearest locations of the ground forces in the operation areas.”

Colonel Dole stated that they are being profiled and camped in Bagasola. According to him, this brings the total number of Boko Haram terrorists who have surrendered to MNJTF troops in Sector 2 to 464.

The Commander MNJTF, Major-General Lamidi Adeosun, addressed the repentant terrorists and their families during his operational visit to Sector 2 AOR.

The Commander commended the leaders of the ex-Boko Haram terrorists for their courage and taking the right decision to abandon terrorism and insurgency for normal life.

He assured them of safety and good care as long as they remain in the camps.

He also urged them to encourage their colleagues in the bush to stop fighting and join them in the camps.

“This peaceful disarming and profiling of the ex-BHT by the MNJTF forces, clearly demonstrated extent of professionalism and adherence to International Humanitarian Laws and Laws of Armed Conflict in combat operations,” he added.

The Commander of MNJTF donated cash for purchase of two cows and food stuff for each of the two groups for the welfare and upkeep of the ex-militants and their families.

While addressing a team of International Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating in the camps, the Commander praised their commitment and sacrifice in discharging their humanitarian duties.

He implored them to mobilise more resources and manpower, as more terrorists are expected to defect and join their colleagues in the camps.

The ex-BHT (Boko Haram terrorists) are expected to receive training in different skills and small businesses as scheduled by government agencies and NGOs.

Joint Task Force In Clamp Down Operations Against Boko Haram

Lamidi-Adeosun-Major-GeneralThe Multi-National Joint Task Force is conducting series of military operations aimed at closing down the Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad Basin.

Speaking to Channels Television in Abuja on Saturday, the force Commander, Major General Lamidi Adeosun, explained that the forces from the four states – Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger Republic – were working together to ensure that peace returned to the region.

General Adeosun further stated that the force was fully equipped by the Lake Chad Basin countries, with Nigeria fulfilling her pledge of $100 million to the mission.

He said: “Multi-National Joint Task Force is conducting serious military operations in conjunction with all the countries that contributed troops for the force.

“Initially the operation has been on sectoral basis but now it is joint.

“The operation is a kind of final onslaught to actually clear the free corridor of movement of Boko Haram because initially there were not foothold in Damasak Gashiga and other areas.

“As it is now, troops are in Gudunbari”.


Military operations against Boko Haram terrorists received impetus few weeks before Nigeria’s 2015 general election, with the current administration sustaining the tempo to fulfil its campaign promise of ending the over six years insurgency.

Boko Haram terrorists have attacked communities in northeast Nigeria, as they push for an Islamic State and an end to Western education in the region.

Military onslaught against the group has forced them to fall back to suicide attacks on softspots in the area.

On Friday troops of the Joint Task Force clashed with suspected terrorists, killing 15 of the them.

Two soldiers died in that gun battle.

MNJTF Set For Counter Insurgency Trans-border War

MNJTFThe Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has collected 10,000 men from the four member countries to fight the counter insurgency trans-border war.

The MNJTF Commander, Major General Lamidi Adeosun, told reporters on Thursday that the collaboration was already yielding positive results.

The Commander cited the recent defeat of insurgents around Banki area of Nigeria, where two Cameroonian soldiers got killed and the mop up of Ndjamena/Gamboru axis as part of the successes recorded.

The task force consists of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger as components of the trans-border operations.

The MNJTF Commander is presently in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with a team from the member countries, as part of an assessment tour of the various sectors.

The group has demarcated its area of operations into four sectors across the member states for operational purposes.

Sector one is located in Cameroon, sector two in Bagasola of Chad while Baga in Nigeria is identified as sector three, as well as Diffa in Niger Republic is sub sector 3, according to the commander.

Major General Adeosun also told reporters in Maiduguri that the MNJTF consisted of professionals, with regards for human rights and the Rules Of Engagement in line with best practices.