The Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) Troops on Saturday took the fight to Boko Haram and the Task Force was said to have killed about 50 Boko Haram fighters in Gueskerou and Abadam along the Lake Chad Basin.
According to the MJTF spokesman, Colonel Antigha said that the operations that brought about the decimation of the jihadists were in line with the Operation YANCIN TAFKI which was launched last month. And that Boko Haram Terrorists operating along the Kamadougou River, between Niger and Nigeria, attacked troops location in Gueskerou, about 30 kilometers from Diffa in Niger Republic.
He further noted that the troops defended their location and killing 27 terrorists, destroying 6 Gun Trucks and capturing several pieces of equipment, arms and ammunition.
“A few terrorists who escaped the firefight were observed running towards Gashigar in Nigerian territory and were being pursued,” Colonel Antigha said. He also added that human and equipment casualty was suffered by Boko Haram during the engagement.
Colonel Antigha said 23 Islamists were killed and the troops recovered “20X AK 47 RIFLES, 5X AA GUN, 12X AK 47 RIFLES, 1000 X 7.62 MM AMMO, 500 X 12.7MM AMMO, 1 X BHT CAPTURED ALIVE, 5 X MOTOR CYCLES, 1 X MOTOR CYCLE DESTROYED, 4 GUN TRUCKS DESTROYED, 3 GUN TRUCKS CAPTURED, 3 GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINE GUNS CAPTURED and 3 HAND GRENADES”.