Nigeria Military kills 19 Boko Haram terrorists in Lake Chad
The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) yesterday said it had killed 19 Boko Haram terrorists while conducting Operation Yanchin Tapki at Tumbums in Lake Chad region.
MNJTF spokesman, Colonel Timothy Antigha, in a statement in Maiduguri disclosed: “The combined forces from Sector 3 (Nigeria) and Sector 4 (Niger Republic), supported by Air Task Force (Nigeria) and Niger Republic Air Force conducted extensive bombardment of insurgents’ enclaves on Monday in Tumbums community.
“Today’s (Monday) engagement was a coordinated air and ground operation. After an intensive firefight, 19 Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised, while others fled towards the Lake Chad.”
A villager said: “The devastation would have been worse but for the timely response of the soldiers stationed in Kirchinga.”
Source: Guardian | Image: Defence Post