Army loses 10 personnel to Boko Haram terrorists
By Kwiza Mbumbeh, Maiduguri
The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has lost no fewer than 10 soldiers to the killing of 64 terrorists when troops clashed with Boko Haram
insurgents on Tuesday at Darak, Cameroon.
The troops, in a fierce battle with the insurgents, captured eight terrorists with the destruction of three Boko Haram speed boats.
Nigerian army confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Maiduguri on Thursday by the spokesman of MNJTF, Col. Timothy Antigha.
According to Antigha, eight civilians were killed, adding that eight personnel also sustained varying degrees of injury.
The statement read, “Two days ago, about 300 heavily armed Boko Haram terrorists invaded Darak in northern Cameroon.
“They were met with stiff MNJTF resistance; resulting in the bloody fierce gun battle that lasted for several hours.”
He said the boldness and ruthless responses of task force, was to make the Lake Chad area untenable for terrorists to operate.
“It is always desirable to ensure that facts and accuracy are not lost in the quest for urgency.
“This is to give an impression that evil is favoured over good,” warned Antigha, over alleged sympathy and support for Boko Haram terrorists’ activities.