Abuja - Nigerian and Cameroon troops have arrested 24 suspected Boko Haram accomplices during clearance operations along the borders between the two countries.
Six villages have been cleared and some logistic equipment such as outboat engines, motorcycles, solar panels, grinding machines handsets and flags seized.
However, one soldier was killed by Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and another fatally wounded and lost his one of his lower limbs during the operation.
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The cleared villages are Chaugry, Damboure, Gore Blangafe, Gore Mahamat, Kirta-woulgo and Sagui.
Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major General Lamidi Adeosun, commended their display of exceptional bravery and charged them to keep up the good work, while encouraging the traditional authorities in the area to set up vigilante groups to compliment the effort of the security forces.
He expressed delight for their initial operational exploits, which despite difficult terrains and other operational challenges were able to clear terrorists from some villages on the Lake Chad Islands.
- CAJ News