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Joint task force ambush terrorists in Borno, neutralizes 6

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Troops of Sector 3 under the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) headquartered in N’djamena, Chad, has, in a significant victory against terrorism, successfully neutralized 6 terrorists in a daring counter ambush in Binduldul, Borno State, Nigeria.

The Military Public Information Officer in Chad, Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Abdullahi, disclosed the development to newsmen in a statement dated 26 October 2023.

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According to Lieutenant Colonel Abdullahi, the operation which was carried out on 20 October 2023, shows the unwavering commitment of the MNJTF towards clearing remnants of terrorists in its Areas of operation.

During the operation, Abdullahi said, the troops recovered a substantial cache of arms, including 2 x PKT guns, 5 x AK 47 rifles, 3 x AK 47 Magazines, and 239 x rounds of ammunition of various calibers.

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“This seizure has dealt a heavy blow to the terrorist network and significantly disrupted their activities in the area,” Abdullahi said.

He, however, noted that two brave soldiers sustained injuries during the operation but are in stable condition and are receiving needed medical attention.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to them and their families, we wish them a speedy and full recovery, he prayed.

In a related development, on 17 October 2023, Bulama Bukar, a 23-year-old suspect, surrendered to troops in Gubio, Borno State.

Bukar claimed to be a Commander of Boko Haram, located at Camp Tafkin Chadi in Gilima village of Abadam Local Government. His voluntary surrender was facilitated by Borno State government effort.

Upon surrendering, Bulama Bukar handed over one AK 47 Rifle, 5 x Magazines, 44 x 7.62 millimeter Special Ammunition and one motorcycle, alongside other items.

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“This surrender and the recovery of the cache of arms will undoubtedly motivate his other colleagues to lay down arms towards a more secure region,” Abdullahi expressed hope.

The Force Commander, Major General Ibrahim Sallau Ali, meanwhile, commends the bravery and dedication of troops in the successful execution of these operations.

Major General Sallau Ali added that MNJTF remains committed to working closely with local authorities and the international community to restore peace and security in the Lake Chad basin region.

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