The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) late on Thursday jointly conducted massive airstrikes on Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terror group, like reported by politicsnigeria.co.
Several terrorists were neutralized in villages in the nearby Marte district in the Borno town of Gamboru: Abbaganaram, Bukar Mairam and Jubularam.
According to Zagazola Makama, a counter insurgency expert, ISWAP are currently evacuating dead bodies.
Despite incessant attacks by Boko Haram/ISWAP, troops are unyielding on the battlefield.
About two weeks ago, Force Commander, MNJTF, Maj Gen Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim, commended the security operatives during an operational visit to Headquarters 3 Battalion of the force at Gamboru Ngala, a town on the Nigeria-Cameroon border.
“The FC commended the Commander and his men for their hard work in holding their ground in spite of the repeated attacks by the BHTs/ISWAP,” MNJTF spokesman, Col Muhammad Dole had said in a statement from force headquarters in Ndjamena, Chad’s capital.
The commander called for more collaboration among troops, Civilian JTF, Vigilante and hunters to decimate terrorists around the Lake Chad shores. He urged them to be more focused and support their commanding officer in clearing the remnants of the insurgents from the area.
MNJTF is a military cooperation effort of Nigerian, Cameroonian, Chadian and Nigerien forces against terrorist activities along the countries’ borders in the Lake Chad area.