Troops of Sector 1, with its relocated Tactical Headquarters in Makary, Northern Cameroon, have intensified clearance operations along the borders of Nigeria and Cameroon to block the fleeing terrorists.
Recently, the terrorists, in an attempt to escape the firepower of MNJTF troops, migrated to some villages adjacent Sector 1 AOR and, acting on credible information, the troops successfully cleared the six villages occupied by the terrorists, seized some logistic equipment and apprehended 24 suspected Boko Haram accomplices.
The recovered equipment are 20 outboat engines, two motorcycles, nine generating sets, a solar panel, a grinding machine, a handset, flags and some Islamic religious books.
A soldier was, however, killed by improvised explosive device and another fatally wounded and lost one of his lower limbs during the operation.
Addressing the troops during his operational assessment tour in Makary, the commander, MNJTF, Major General Lamidi Adeosun, commended their display of exceptional bravery and charged them to keep up the good work, while encouraging the traditional authorities in the area to set up vigilante groups to complement the effort of the security forces.
Equally, on a similar visit to Sector 2 troops (Chad) at their temporary Harbour Area in Littri, the commander expressed delight at their initial operational exploits, which, despite difficult terrains and other operational challenges, were able to clear terrorists from some villages on the Lake Chad Islands.