The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has confirmed the killing of at least twenty-two militants of the Boko Haram extremist group.
Following an operation by its troops on the fringes of Lake Chad, certain strongholds of the terrorist group were targeted in Tumbun Rago, a town in Borno State; sharing border with Lake Chad.
The successful sting was also confirmed by spokesperson of MNJTF, Kamarudeen Adegoke.
“Despite strong resistance by the Boko Haram terrorists, the ground troops charged through several obstacles and cleared the mined routes, which made them come in contact with elements of the insurgents,” he said.
The firepower exchange led to the death of twenty Boko Haram militants, before a further two logisticians of the group were killed in a follow-up patrol in the region.
Mr Adegoke further explained that the Force had stepped up efforts both on ground and amphibious, leading to a rise in the killings of the extremist militias.
The Multinational National Joint Task Force was set up after Nigeria and its neighbour countries Cameroun, Chad, Niger and Benin had resolved to work together in fighting against Boko Haram and the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP); both of which have been a bane on the security and peace in the region of Lake Chad.