Multinational Joint Task Force has inflicted heavy casualty on Islamic State of West Africa terrorists in Fedondiya Village, around Tumbum Fulani, in the fringes of Lake Chad.
The artillery interdiction which was supported by Sector 1 (Cameroon) took place this morning.
The Cameroonian Air Force provided surveillance and observation from their Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, while troops of the Nigerian Army Artillery bombarded the terrorists.
Battle damage assessment is ongoing, but impact of the interdiction observed by the ISR platform suggested that ISWAP has sustained substantial casualties and destruction of its infrastructure in Fedondiya.
In a related development, the MNJTF has facilitated the return of a 19 year old man who was abducted by Boko Haram at the age of 9 and taken to Kerenoa and later on Chikun Gudu, both terrorist enclaves in the fringes of Lake Chad.
The man whose childhood was stolen by the terrorists said he made several attempts in the past to escape but was unsuccessful.
It would be recalled that a few days ago, the MNJTF drew attention to the efforts of Boko Haram to mainstream child soldiers in its bid to revive its floundering insurgency in the Lake Chad Area.