Troops of MNJTF while on fighting patrol along Monguno – Maiduguri axis of Tumbun Shanu on 29 April 2023 rescued four (4) persons suspected to be family members of BH Terrorists. The suspects claimed to have been fishing while in the Tumbun. Items recovered from them included the sum of Four hundred and Thirty Nine Thousand Naira (#439,000) and personal clothing among others. Suspects are undergoing interrogation.
In another development, troops of Sector 3 MNJTF Monguno arrested Four BH/ISWAP Terrorists informants from Niger on 25 April 2023. Suspects are in the custody of HQ Sector 3 for investigation.
In a related development, troops of Sector 4 MNJTF Diffa Niger arrested a BH/ISWAP Terrorists logistics supplier at Kingorua. The suspect was arrested with two bags of rice, 25 litres of petrol in a jerrican, 2 gallons containing 4 litres of engine oil each,10 sacks containing bread and 6 bags of assorted drinks. Suspect is undergoing further interrogation.
Also, in a combined clearance operation named operation KOUKOURI, troops of MNJTF arrested 18 BH/ISWAP Terrorists and their collaborators. Items recovered from them included 2 x AK 47 rifles. During the clearance operation, 3 Terrorist camps, one IED making factory, one Motorcycle and 10 bags of fish were destroyed.
The Force Commander MNJTF Maj Gen GU Chibuisi has applauded the commitment of the troops in denying the terrorists freedom of action within the Lake Chad Basin region and urged them to maintain the tempo in order to flush out the remnants of the terrorists from their enclaves.
Chief Military Public Information Officer MNJTF N’Djamena
4 May 2023