By; Babagana Bukar Wakil Ngla
Troops of Multi National Joint Task Force Sector 2 Chad and Sector 3 Nigeria while on clearance operation in consonance with operation YANCIN TAFKI on have neutralized 39 members of Boko Haram Terrorists in Cross Kauwa village in fringes of Lake Chad.
During the encounter, 20 soldiers were wounded and have been evacuated for medical treatment, many recovered weapons from the insurgents, such as 2 Gun Trucks, 2 Anti-Aircraft Guns, 9 AK47 Rifles, 1 HK21 Rifle, 4 Rocket Propelled Guns.
The Chadian Chief of Defence Staff, General Tahir Erda paid a morale-boosting visit to combined troops undergoing Operation YANCIN TAFKI in the frontline.
He was received and briefed by the Land Component Commander of Operation Yancin Tafki, Major General Olufemi Akinjobi in Kinnasara Cantonment Monguno.
General Erda called for more regional collaboration in ending the surge of insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin.
He urged the troops to create a good relationship towards achieving the aim of the ongoing operation.
He also visited Sector 3 Hospital where he checked on some sick soldiers and toured the scene of the firefight.