The Multinational Joint Task Force has rescued 12 hostages from Boko Haram on Thursday
The ambush of the terrorist group by the soldier troop of sector 2 (Chad), acting on credible information on the probable relocation of the insurgents to another location, led to the subsequent rescue of the captives.
In a statement by the Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF, Colonel Muhammad Dole on Saturday read,
“Battle heat continues to exact pressure on the Islamic State of West Africa/Boko Haram terrorists along the fringes of Lake Chad Basin”.
The raid on the insurgents was at a vantage location point 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.
The 12 rescued persons comprised of one male adult, three women, and eight children.
The Headquarters, MNJTF used a helicopter to facilitate their movement, in line with its policy of safe transfer of surrendered insurgents and rescued hostages from Baga Sola to N’Djamena Chad.