Chadian troops have captured an arms store believed to be owned by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in the Goje-Chadian area of Sambisa. The capture of the arms store was said to have occurred on Saturday, April 4, during an offensive against the insurgents, The Cable reports.
The Chadian president, Idriss Deby, was reported to have led the operation which lasted for hours with the soldiers clearing the insurgents off the area. Military sources in the area told the newspaper that the arms store is the largest owned by Boko Haram.
President Déby disclosed that he visited soldiers injured during the operations launched against the Boko Haram insurgents. He said the soldiers were proud to have accomplished a sacred mission in the service of their dear homeland.
Meanwhile, The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have launched a coordinated joint offensive to dislodge and completely rid the Islands of Lake Chad of any Boko Haram/ Islamic State West Africa Province presence and activities. The troops involved in the operation are the Sector 2 MNJTF (Chad Republic), Sector 3 MNJTF (Nigeria) and Sector 4 MNJTF (Niger Republic). The terrorists had retreated into the islands following the sustained onslaught by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole. “These heinous acts necessitated the contiguous nations of the Lake Chad basin to jointly launch this massive onslaught on the terrorists across the common borders extending into the Northern Tumbuns of the Lake Chad Basin in Nigeria,” Brigadier-General Benard Onyeuko, acting director of Defence media operations said in a statement on Thursday, April 2.
He stated that aside from the combined operations, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole are equally engaged in the conduct of simultaneous blocking operations aimed at decimating the insurgents.