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MNJTF kills 140 terrorists, facilitates surrender of 176, arrests 57

MNJTF kills 140 terrorists, facilitates surrender of 176, arrests 57

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Operation LAKE SANITY 2 has achieved substantial successes with the neutralization of 140 terrorists during major air strikes, the surrendering of 176 terrorists and the arrest of 57 individuals involved in terrorist activities. 

Force Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major General Ibrahim Sallau disclosed this during an international Press Conference for the update on Operation Lake Sanity 2 at the Theatre Command, Maiduguri on Tuesday.

General Sallau said in the past month, MNJTF troops have been relentless in their efforts, recently clearing some locations such as Doron Naira, Zanari, Bagadaza, and other key terrorist strongholds in Lake Chad area. 

“It is essential to acknowledge the sacrifices made during this phase; regrettably, we have recorded 6 casualties among the multinational troops since the operation began. Therefore, let me use this forum to further extend our deepest condolences and prayers for their eternal rest. Their bravery and sacrifice shall not be forgotten. We also pray for the quick recovery of the injured.”he said 

He noted that during these operations, we recovered a notable cache of armaments, including 796 rounds of ammunition, one PKM machine gun, 5 AK-47 rifles, 2 motorcycles, and 8 magazines, alongside various other arms, ammunition and logistics support items.

FC MNJTF added that, Operation LAKE SANITY 2 air interdictions have been highly effective. These aerial operations conducted by national Airforces from Chad, Nigeria and Cameroon have led to the destruction of crucial terrorist logistic bases and staging areas, particularly around Tumbum Fulani and other key locations. 

“Over 140 terrorists were neutralized during these air strikes, and a significant amount of terrorist platforms and materiel were destroyed, severely crippling their operational capabilities.

“The success of Operation LAKE SANITY 2 is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our troops. Although the operation continues, the advancements we’ve made are critical steps towards restoring peace and stability in the region.

“We deeply appreciate the Chiefs of Defence Staff from all the troops contributing countries. We assure them that the MNJTF remains committed to its mandate of creating a safe and secure environment in the Lake Chad areas affected by Boko Haram and other terrorist groups.

“We also want to acknowledge the support provided by national operations such as Operation EMERGENCE 4 in Cameroon, Operation HADIN KAI in Nigeria, the Chadian national operations and Sector 4 in Diffa, Niger Republic. These operations have been instrumental as a blocking force for Operation LAKE SANITY 2.” he stressed

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