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Multinational Joint Task Force conducts successful link up operation

In continuation of Operation YANCIN TAFKI, the Multinational Joint Task Force has successfully conducted a multi-sector link up operation involving troops from Chad, Niger Republic and Nigeria.

The Chief of Military Public Information, Multinational Joint Task Force, N’Djamena -Chad Colonel Timothy Antigha revealed that the operation cleared terrorists who have been hibernating in Arege and Metele and Duguri, thereby enabling troops of Sector 2 (Chad) and Sector 3 (Nigeria) to link up with their counterparts in Sector 4 (Niger) around the Kamadougou River.

Antigha said: In the course of the link up operation Boko Haram Terrorists suffered severe human and equipment losses, as 13 terrorists were killed, while many others sustained injuries.

Furthermore, 3 Guntrucks were captured, while another Guntruck and 3 Motorcycles were burnt. The terrorists also lost 3 Anti- Air guns and several rounds of assorted ammunition among other items.

According to him, unfortunately, 3 Multinational Joint Task Force personnel were wounded in Action during the operation.

Accordingly, the wounded were air lifted by the Nigerian Air Task Force and were received in N’Djamena this evening by the Deputy Force Commander, Brigadier General Nouma Melingui on behalf of the Force Commander, Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf.

The wounded soldiers have been stabilized and are responding to treatment.

Source: Voice of Nigeria