A complete of forty-three (43) lifeless our bodies of Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgents have been evacuated after a fierce battle with troops of Multinational Joint Process Drive (MNJTF) Sector 4, Diffa in Niger Republic.
A press release from Colonel Muhammad Dole, Chief of Navy Public Data, HQ MNJTF N`Djamena Chad on Wednesday, stated the troops displayed unusual acts of gallantry and bravado when their location was attacked.
Troops of the sector deployed in Baroua got here underneath heavy assault by suspected BHT/ISWAP criminals within the small hours of Wednesday, 25 August 2021.
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“The troops tactically canalized the criminals to their efficient killing zone, introduced heavy hearth on them, and neutralized scores of the terrorists, whereas others escaped with numerous levels of accidents.
“One terrorist suspected to be their chief was caught alive and a big cache of arms and ammunition have been recovered and 4 enemy gun vans have been destroyed,” the assertion stated.
The assertion additionally stated, regrettably seven gallant MNJTF troopers paid the supreme sacrifice, whereas 4 different troopers sustained various levels of accidents and are being handled in a navy hospital.
“Coincidently, the Drive Commander (FC), MNJTF, Main Common Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim was in HQ Sector 4 Diffa on 25 August 2021 on the ultimate leg of his familiarization/operational go to to the sectors.
“Common Ibrahim recommended the selfless sacrifice and act of gallantry, as demonstrated by the troops, ” The assertion added.
Whereas praying for the repose of the souls of the deceased troopers whom he described as martyrs of freedom, the Drive Commander additionally condoled the household of the deceased and needs the wounded troopers speedy restoration.
Whereas addressing the troops on the frontline location of Sector 4, alongside the Commander Sector 4, MNJTF, Col Mamane Sani Kiaou, Common Ibrahim stated, regardless of the continued waves of BHT/ISWAP terrorists give up, MNJTF forces will proceed to take the battle to all recognized enclaves of the insurgents.
He described these assaults as futile kicks of a dying horse.
He additional charged them to brace up, stay alert and deal decisively with remnants of the criminals across the fringes of the Lake Chad area.