Nigerian army official has said his country military troops cleared the Boko Haram insurgents together with the Chadian force.
Mr. John Enenche, an army Major General and Coordinator of the Defence Media Operations while addressing newsmen in a press conference in Abuja said the Nigerian component of the Multi-National Joint Task Force together with other members from the Lake Chad Basin Commission has been involved in clearance operation around the Lake Chad Basin.
Enenche also pointed out that there was no rift between the Nigerian and Chadian armed forces as some persons are made to believe regarding the Chadian troops’ battles with the Boko Haram insurgents.
The army official said the success recorded in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents is the fallout of the recent offensive actions of the armed forces of Nigeria in the North-East Operation Lafiya Dole.
“There is no disagreement between the Nigerian and Chadian troops and joint operations are ongoing.
“The combined effort of troops of the land component, maritime component, and air component has resulted in the neutralization of scores of the Boko Haram terrorists and ISWAP elements.”
After the Chadian army lost over 92 of its soldiers to a Boko Haram ambush, Mr. Idriss Déby, the country president declared the Lake Chad borderlands a war zone.
Déby traveled to the region to announce the Wrath of Boma operation, named after the island where Boko Haram launched a seven-hour assault that Déby said was the worst the country’s military had ever suffered.
Since the launch of Boma operation, the Boko Haram insurgents have been hit hard by the Chadian soldiers with the hope of the insurgents been destroyed by the Chadian troops.