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As part of the ongoing counterinsurgency operations of the Multinational Joint Task Force MNJTF, under the reviewed Concept of Operation YANCIN TAFKI, 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 Boko Haram enclaves in the Tumbums on 6 April, 2020.
The engagement was a coordinated air and ground operation. After intensive firefight, 19 Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised, while others fled.
This was contained in a statement released byColonel Timothy Antigha Chief, Military Public Information of the MNJTF.
The combined force with the support of the Air Force destroyed two Gun Trucks and captured two more. Four motor cycles as well as arms and ammunition were also recovered.
Troops of the MNJTF did not sustain any casualty, this effort is expected to further degrade and deplete Boko Haram, thereby consolidating on the successes of previous synchronized operations conducted within the MNJTF area of operation.
Meanwhile, Sector 1 Cameroon has also conducted clearance operations in the southern parts of Lake Chad Basin in order to destroy fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists who are now being confronted in all axis.
Earlier last week, Sector 2 Chad also conducted an amphibious operation and secured the Litri-Madayi axis.
Consequently, the MNJTF, with the support of national forces will continue to pursue Boko Haram Terrorists until they flee from the Lake Chad Basin or face justice.
The MNJTF therefore assures the populations of the Lake Chad Basin that every effort is being made to restore security and normalcy.

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