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Troops rescue 12 hostages from Boko Haram

Troops of Sector 2 (Chad), Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), have rescued twelve hostages from the Boko Haram terrorists’ enclave near Barkalam in Lake Chad.

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Col. Muhammad Dole, the Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF, stated this on Saturday in a statement in Ndjamena, Chad.

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Dole stated that the troops ambushed Boko Haram terrorists and sustained heat against them along the fringes of Lake Chad Basin with attendant successes.

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According to him, three canoes were capsized during the offensive operation, leading to the death and arrest of some Boko Haram members, while others sustained various degrees of injuries.

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He said the 12 people rescued comprise one male adult, 3 women and 8 children.

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Dole said: “In line with its policy of safe transfer of surrendered insurgents and rescued hostages, the Headquarters, MNJTF used Helicopters to facilitate their movement from Baga Sola to N’Djamena, Chad.

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“While receiving the rescued persons at Air Force Base, the Chadian Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lt.-Gen. Abakar Daoud, reiterated the absolute commitment and determination of the National and MNJTF forces to combat the menace of the terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin.

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“The rescued hostages were moved to a military medical facility for further examinations and medication, and thereafter reunite them with their families.”

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