In the renewed operations against Boko Harm, the Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force said it has neutralized 20 members of the terrorist group at the fringes of the Lake Chad.
This is as Naija News gathered from sources that the terrorists have allegedly captured Marte, the headquarters of Marte Local Government Area in already troubled Borno State.
The spokesman of the Force, Col Timothy Antigha announced further that four soldiers were wounded during the operation.
In a statement today, Antigha said the clearance operations were done in the region of Arege, Malkonory, and Tumbum Rego.
Col Antigha said: “ In continuation of the ongoing offensive operations to oust Islamic State terrorists from the Lake Chad Area, troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in conjunction with national forces, in an early morning raid today, neutralized over 20 terrorists operating around Arege, Malkonory and Tumbum Rego general area.
“Similarly, several gun trucks, arms and ammunition, as well as a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device, which was meant to disrupt troops advance was also destroyed.
“Unfortunately, 4 personnel of the MNJTF were wounded during the firefight and have been evacuated for urgent medical attention.
“The MNJTF remains committed to delivering the mandate of the force and therefore urges continuous support and solidarity of the good people of the Lake Chad Region.”
Source: Naija News