Joint Task Force, MNJTF kills Boko Haram commander in a battle

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It was learnt that the high ranking member of the Boko Haram sect whose identity has not yet revealed was killed by the troops of the Multi National Joint Task force, carried out by Nigerian troops and their counterparts from Chad, Niger and Cameroon.

It was also stated that the late commander was one of the top officers to the founder of the Boko Haram sect, Muhammad Yusuf. The Boko Haram commander was said to have been killed during the battle of Malamfatori

Nigeria’s neighbouring countries are deploying a total of 3,600 troops to the Multi National Joint Task Force to aid the nation’s current onslaught against Boko Haram.

Out of the figure, Chad contributes the largest figure of 2,500 troops while Niger and Cameroon contribute 700 and 400 troops respectively.

It was stated that the insurgent’s top commander was killed in an air raid by helicopter gunships of the Nigerian Air Force involved in the combined operation with ground forces during the fight to reclaim some border towns from the insurgents.

Some of the towns liberated by the soldiers of the Multi National Joint Task Force from Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon are Gamboru-Ngala, Malamfatori, Abadam, Kirawa and Ashigashiya and Michika.

An intelligence personnel said on Thursday that the Nigerian Army also made a big break in the battle against the insurgents by recovering some of the most lethal weapons, including a battle armoured tank equipped with comprehensive protective system, captured by the Boko Haram fighters when they took over the Baga base of the task force.

Also in the list of the captured items are armoured personnel vehicles, artillery guns, arms and ammunition, and Hilux vehicles.


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