The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has killed 42 Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists during a clearance operation on Friday.
According to a statement by the Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF, Colonel Timothy Antigha, activities of the terrorists were disrupted at Doron Naira, an island in Lake Chad.
He added that other terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds and the troops recovered arms and ammunition.
“At about 6 am yesterday, 21 June 2019, troops embarked on clearance operation to Doron Naira (an island in Lake Chad), in a bid to disrupt ISWAP’s activities on the island and adjoining localities. Troops effectively suppressed ISWAP and successfully conducted the clearance operation.
“At the end of the engagement, the following statistics were recorded; 42 terrorists neutralized, several others escaped with gunshot wounds, 2 Gun trucks destroyed, 3 Motorcycles destroyed, 2 Light machine guns recovered, 2 AK 47 Riffles recovered.”
Antigha revealed that the troops suffered a loss, while 10 other soldiers were wounded in action.
“Unfortunately, the MNJTF lost a soldier while 10 others were wounded in Action. The affected soldiers have been evacuated accordingly.”
The troops had earlier in the week, engage terrorists, killing over five and recovering arms and ammunition.
Similarly, the MNJTF also conducted air raid at the Headquarters and logistics base of a top ISWAP commander, Abu Talib, in Arege and Malkorony, with several terrorists suspected to have been killed.