Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force ((MNJTF) have killed 42 members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) during a clearance operation on the Lake Chad Island on Friday.
Timothy Antigha, the Chief of Military Public Information of the MNJTF, confirmed this in a statement on Saturday, noting that this was the greatest loss suffered by the terrorists in the last six months.
According to Antigha, troops effectively suppressed ISWAP and successfully conducted the clearance operation.
“Unfortunately, the MNJTF lost a soldier while 10 others were wounded in action,” he said.
Antigha added that the terrorists also lost equipment as two of their gun trucks, and three motorcycles were destroyed, while troops recovered two light machine guns and two AK 47 riffles from them.