MNJTF Denies Killing Of 18 Soldiers By Boko Haram

By Bulama Kaka

The Multinational Joint Task Force on Saturday denied reports published in some online media, claiming Boko Haram terrorists killed 18 soldiers in a recent attack.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF, N’Djamena – Chad, Colonel Timothy Antigha.

The statement  described the report as “falsehood being orchestrated by the media arm of ISWAP in a desperate attempt to revamp the deplorable image of ISWAP following several weeks of devastating operational losses in the Lake Chad Area.”

According to the statement, “It has been widely reported and it is now common knowledge that sustained offensive actions by MNJTF troops and national forces have resulted in over 200 ISWAP personnel casualties and defections as well as numerous equipment seizures and destruction.