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Boko Haram in disarray, fighters stranded – MNJTF

Boko Haram in disarray, fighters stranded – MNJTF
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Boko Haram in disarray, fighters stranded – MNJTF

The Multinational Joint Task Force in Chad claims  the leaders of  Boko Haram are  currently overwhelmed and the terrorist group in disarray, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The  Chief of Military Public Information of the MNJTF, Col Timothy Antigha, said this in a statement on Tuesday.

Antigha said the  group was overwhelmed by the sustained air and land attacks  on them  in the Lake Chad region by the task force.

He also said the Boko Haram fighters captured divulged that “the morale and fighting spirit of the group’s fighters is very low”.

Antigha quoted ex-fighters as saying there was  growing insecurity and inability to get food, medicine and ammunition to  the fighters   stranded on  the islands  because of the MNJTF’s onslaught against the  insurgent group.

The spokesman said an integral part of the operation  was  a series of  “coordinated day and night Human Intelligence as well as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance  missions’’.

He said the missions were being conducted by the air forces of  Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.

Antigha explained that this led to devastating air interdiction which destroyed Boko Haram logistic facilities and fighters in Tumbum, Gini, Abadam, Arege, Tumbun rego and Dagaya between March 7 and  11.

He added that in the last four weeks of the operation, 70 Boko Haram vehicles, mostly gun trucks and facilities such as fuel dumps, weapons and ammunition were destroyed.

He said  sources confirmed that internal crisis led to a change in the Boko Haram leadership on March 3.

Antigha said the Islamic State West Africa Province sacked  Boko Haram’s factional chief, Abu Mus’ab Al Barnawi, and replaced him by Abu Umar Al Barnawi.

According to him, the frequent execution of Boko Haram commanders and fighters indicates the  effectiveness of Operation Yancin Tafki.



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