Troops of Multinational Joint Task Force engages Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists within vicinity of Mallam Fatori Town in Lake Chad region.
Written by News Room on January 3, 2022
Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force have engaged Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists within the vicinity of Mallam Fatori Town in the fringes of the Lake Chad region.
Spokesman of the Multinational Joint Task Force, Colonel Muhammad Dole, who disclosed this on Thursday, however, said that six soldiers were killed in the battle.
Colonel Muhammad Dole also disclosed that the combined troops killed twenty-two members of the sect.
According to him, the operation, code-named SHARAN FAGE, had troops drawn from Sector 3 Monguno (Nigeria) and Sector 4 Diffa (Niger Republic), and was heavily supported by Operation HADIN KAI (Nigeria).
He, further, said that the terrorists launched several mortar attacks, laid Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) along the troops’ route of advance, and also attacked with Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIEDs).