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Army clears Tunbum Rego Island hideout for high profile Terrorists

Troops clears Tunbum Rego Island hideout for high profile Terrorists
Troops clears Tunbum Rego Island hideout for high profile Terrorists

Troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has cleared out Tunbum Rego, which is an Island believed to be harbouring some high profile Boko Haram targets in the Lake Chad Area, troops clearly taking the fight to the terrorists.

According to the statement released by the Nigerian Army, troops stormed the area and dismantled Boko Haram terror networks in the Lake Chad area, of Tunbum Rego Island with the help of both Air and Ground Components of the Task Force, as troops have intensified air interdictions and mop up activities in the Area of Operation.

The Nigerian Army’s statement read:
“In a recent engagement, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms as well as ground attack aircraft from a coalition of Cameroonian, Niger and Nigerian Air Forces intercepted and destroyed Boko Haram terrorists in Tunbum Rego, a prominent island in Lake Chad, believed to harbor High Valued Boko Haram targets.

In a related development, MNJTF troops from Sector 4 attacked Boko Haram assets in Arege, killing scores of terrorists in the process.

A summary of personnel and equipment casualties suffered by Boko Haram in the last 2 days alone are shown below:
1. Thirty three terrorists killed in Action.
2. Two Gun Trucks recovered.
3. One Amoured Personnel Carrier destroyed.
4. Two Motor Cycles destroyed.
5. One 120MM Motar Tube recovered.
6. Twelve AK 47 Riffles recovered.
7. Two 60MM Motar Bombs recovered.
8. Three Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six (3736) rounds of assorted ammunition recovered.
9. One Binocular recovered
10. Two Hand Grenades recovered.

The MNJTF wishes to warn individuals still associated with Boko Haram to surrender themselves for
demobilization and rehabilitation, while the opportunity still exists.

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