MNJTF troops have raided a camp of Boko Haram terrorists at Garin Wanzam, killing many and rescued many hostages.
The Lake Chad, and its forested islands, has become a safe havens for terrorists from Nigeria’s Boko Haram and its rival faction, the ISWAP within the past years.
Sources said the troops acted on credible intelligence showing that remnants of insurgents were abducting people and demanding ransom from them within the general area.
A Counter Insurgency expert with knowledge of happenings in the Lake Chad Zagazola Makama confirmed the operation noting that the surprised attack led to the killing of some of the terrorists and the successful rescue of the hostages who were later reunited with their families.
“The Troops clamped down on them when they are cooking while some of them were sleeping when they opened fire at them and rescued the women,” said the source.
He said that two of the terrorists were also captured alive noting that the Troops also recovered weapons, Magazines and Rocket Propelled Grenade from the enclaves of the terrorists.