The Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, has said it has killed 50 members of the Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP, around Lake Chad.
The insurgents were killed during a renewed offensive against them, the task force announced on Saturday.
Spokesman of the MNJTF, Colonel Timothy Antigha, said in a statement in Abuja that the insurgents met their Waterloo during a clearance operation on the Lake Chad Island on Friday, adding that some other suspected terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds.
He also described the losses suffered by the insurgents as the heaviest on their side in the last six months.
“At about 6am yesterday, 21 June 2019, troops embarked on clearance operation to Doron Naira (an island in Lake Chad), in a bid to disrupt ISWAP’s activities on the island and adjoining localities.
“Troops effectively suppressed ISWAP and successfully conducted the clearance operation. At the end of the engagement, the following statistics were recorded: 42 terrorists neutralized, several others escaped with gunshot wounds, two Gun trucks destroyed, three Motor cycles destroyed, two Light machine guns recovered and two AK 47 Riffles recovered.
“Unfortunately, the MNJTF lost a soldier while 10 others were wounded in action,” he said.
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