The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has rescued 12 hostages from Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province. The ambush of the terrorist group by the soldiers and subsequent rescue of the hostages happened just before the weekend.
The Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF, Colonel Muhammad Dole in a statement on Saturday said, “Battle heat continues to exact pressure on the ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists along the fringes of Lake Chad Basin. Acting on credible information on the intended relocation of the insurgents to another location, the troops of Sector 2 (Chad), of Multinational Joint Taskforce laid an ambush against the insurgents at a vantage location near Barkalam.
“During the offensive operation, three canoes were capsized leading to the death and arrest of some terrorists, while others sustained various degrees of injuries. Aftermath of the encounter, 12 hostages were successfully rescued from the BHT/ISWAP captivity. The rescued persons comprised one male adult, three women, and eight children.
“In line with its policy of safe transfer of surrendered insurgents and rescued hostages, the Headquarters, MNJTF used a helicopter to facilitate their movement from Baga Sola to N’Djamena Chad.”