74 killed as MNJTF troops, insurgents clash

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Sixty four Boko Haram insurgents have been neutralized by troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).

In a statement, Spokesperson for the Force, Colonel Timothy Antigha also revealed that 10 personnel of the joint task force lost their lives in the clash which took place in Darak, Northern Cameroon.

Eight civilians were also said to have died during the firefight, while eight members of the task force were wounded and 8 insurgents captured, with several arms and ammunition confiscated.

He also revealed that the incident happened earlier this week.

Explaining how the clash happened, the statement noted that about 300 heavily armed Boko Haram terrorists invaded the area on that fateful day but were met with stiff resistance from the MNJTF, resulting in a bloody gun battle which lasted for several hours.

Antigha further stated that the bold and ruthless response by the MNJTF is in keeping with the resolve of the Force to make the Lake Chad Area untenable for terrorists of whatever persuasion.




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