SAN FRANCISCO, September 27, (THEWILL) – Troops of the Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF), Sector 2, Chad, say they have rescued twelve hostages from the enclaves of Boko Haram Terrorists/ISWAP captivity in the Lake Chad Basin.
In a statement by the Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF, Colonel Muhammad Dole disclosed that among the rescued were three women, eight children and one male adult.
According to Dole, “troops of the Multinational Joint Taskforce acting on credible information laid ambush against the insurgents at a vantage location near Barkalam. Three canoes were capsized during the offensive operation, leading to the death and arrest of some terrorists, while others sustained various degree of injuries. In line with its policy of safe transfer of surrendered insurgents and rescued hostages, the Headquarters, MNJTF used Helicopter to facilitate their movement from Baga Sola to N’Djamena, Chad.”
While receiving the rescued hostages, Chadian Chief of Defense Staff, General Abakar Daoud reiterated absolute commitment and determination of the National and MNJTF forces to combat the menace of terrorism in the Lake Chad Basin.
“The rescued hostages are presently at a military medical facility for further examinations and medication. They will thereafter be reunited with their families”, Daoud added.