Two soldiers were reportedly killed last Thursday in an explosion in Borno state while fighting Boko Haram insurgents close to the Cameroon border.
Speaking with newsmen, the Spokesman of the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, Muhammed Dole, said, after the day’s operation, we were returning to their base when the truck ran into a landmine, the explosion killed a ranked officer and a private soldier while six other soldiers sustained serious injury and were immediately rushed to a military hospital in Niamey, Niger Republic where they are currently receiving treatment.
According to the Spokesman of the MNJTF, Col. Dole, “despite the unfriendly weather and setbacks, our air component were still able to clear 12 camps and kill four members of the Boko Haram terrorists on Friday”.
The troops were also able to arrest two Boko Haram terrorists at Tumoua village.
Acoording to him, the Multinational Joint Task Force which is made of military personnel from Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad has recently been given the task to secure the border shared by these countries.
He said the Force has also been tasked to clear the remnants of those Boko Haram insurgents fleeing the Sambisa forests.
Col Dole sid last Friday soldiers of the 33 Brigade raided suspected kidnappers in den in Lame Bura forest of Bauchi state and seven of them were killed in a gun fight.