Troops of 242 Battalion in conjunction with elements of Sector 2 Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, Chadian Defence Forces (CDF), Thursday, 10 October, 2019 neutralized 15 members of Boko Haram insurgents and captured 2 gun trucks of the insurgents after criminal group laid an ambush on the Army at Jigalta Village ahead of Marari, 27 Kilometers from Monguno, Borno State.
According to a press release issued by the media co-ordinator, Aminu Iliyasu, Nigerian Army Operations, 15 of the Boko Haram criminals were neutralized while few of them escaped with severe gun shot wounds just as 2 Boko Haram Gun Trucks were destroyed while another 2 were captured.
Also, 4 Dutshka Anti-Aircraft Guns, 9 AK 47 Rifles and a sizeable catche of ammunition were captured by the gallant troops.
Iliyasu confirmed that one soldier, unfortunately paid the supreme sacrifice during the cross fire that ensued while a Chadian soldier was also wounded in action.
According to him, the Commander Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE/MNJTF, Major General Abdulmalik Biu in company of the Commander Sector 2 MNJTF (CDF), Colonel Bokhit Ali, Commander Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Artillery Brigade Brigadier General Jamiu Jimoh and Commander 3 Military Intelligence Brigade Colonel Abubakar Mohammed visited the jubilant troops at the location of the encounter.
Furthermore, the Major General commended the efforts of the troops and conveyed the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai’s appreciation and commendation as well as the Force Commander MNJTF Major General Chikezie Ude’s words of encouragement to the troops.
Additionally, the Commander Sector 2 MNJTF (CDF) Colonel Bokhit Ali expressed his satisfaction with the collaborative effort and renewed his commitment to fighting the menace of the ISWAP/Boko Haram criminals’ insurgency together.