Operatives of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have successfully neutralized 6 terrorists in a daring counter ambush in Binduldul, Borno State, Nigeria.
Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Abdullahi,
Military Public Information Officer – N’djamena, Chad made the disclosure in a statement.
He said the operation, carried out on 20th 2023, shows the unwavering commitment of the MNJTF towards clearing remnants of terrorists in its Areas of operation.
“During the operation, the troops recovered a substantial amount arms, including 2 x PKT guns, 5 x AK 47 rifles, 3 x AK 47 Magazines, and 239 x rounds of ammunition of various calibers.”
According to him, the seizure has dealt a heavy blow to the terrorist network and significantly disrupted their activities in the area.
Sadly, Lt col Abdullahi said two brave soldiers sustained injuries during the operation but are in stable condition and are receiving the medical attention.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families, we wish them a speedy and full recovery.”
He added that in a related development, on 17th October 2023, Bulama Bukar, a 23-year-old suspect, surrendered to troops in Gubio, Borno State.
He noted that Bukar claimed to be a Commander of Boko Haram, located at Camp Tafkin Chadi in Gilima village of Abadam Local Government. His voluntary surrender was facilitated by Borno State government effort.”
He pointed out that upon surrendering, Bulama Bukar handed over one AK 47 Rifle, 5 x Magazines, 44 x 7.62 millimeter Special Ammunition and one motorcycle, alongside other items.
He maintained the the surrender and the recovery of the cache of arms will undoubtedly motivate his other colleagues to lay down arms towards more secure region.
The Public Relations Officer stated that the Force Commander, Major General Ibrahim Sallau Ali commends the bravery and dedication of troops in the successful execution of these operations adding that MNJTF remains committed to working closely with local authorities and the international community to restore peace and security in the Lake Chad basin region.