Abuaj - The security forces have killed 56 suspected terrorists following raids in a region in the Borno State. Two soldiers were wounded during the ground and air operations in Alafa, 21 kilometres outside Bama.
“Acting on intelligence reports which indicated renewed efforts by the terrorists to establish a new camp in the forests locations, the land and air operations has inflicted heavy casualty on the insurgents as indicated by the high level of their loss of men and materials. Air and land bombardments are continuing in different locations where terrorists have been reportedly sighted,” Major General Chris Olukolade, Director Defence Information stated.
He added that the Multi-National Joint Task Force has foiled an attempt by terrorists who were massing up on an island on Lake Chad with a view to carrying out an attack on some Nigerian communities.
In another development, he said, troops of the Multi-National Joint Task Force have foiled an attempt by terrorists who were massing up on an island on Lake Chad with a view to carrying out an attack on some Nigerian communities.
Seven of the terrorists died while others fleeing in different direction towards Niger and Chad Republic are being trailed by troops.
The Director Defence Information said intelligence reports have confirmed that some of the wounded terrorists were seen in a canoe paddling towards TumbunTelkandam in Chad Republic.
- CAJ News