Task Force neutralises 39 terrorists •20 soldiers wounded in operation

Posted by Blessing Olaifa Abuja | 18 April 2019 | 710 times

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The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) on Wednesday said 39 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed as its troops engaged the terrorists at the fringes of Lake Chad. 

It, however, said 20 soldiers were wounded during the operation.

The spokesman of the MNJTF, Colonel Timothy Antigha said in a statement that the wounded soldiers have been airlifted off the zone for treatment.

Col. Antigha said: “In continuation of the ongoing Operation YANCIN TAFKI in the Lake Chad Area, troops of the MNJTF and national forces yesterday dealt another blow on Boko Haram Terrorists.

“The terrorists attacked troops position in Cross Kaura, however, the vigilant and gallant MNJTF and national troops overwhelmed the terrorists, killing 39 and capturing several equipment in the counter-attack.

“20 soldiers who were wounded in action have been airlifted out of the area of operation and are receiving adequate medical attention. (The Nation)

Source: News Express

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