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PHOTOS: Army Overruns Boko Haram/ISWAP Stronghold in Timbuktu

Troops of the Nigerian Army, in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force, have overrun the stronghold of Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the Timbuktu triangle within the Lake Chad Region.

In a statement issued by the force Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, via the Force X handle on Friday, March 1, the forces seized a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, a gun truck equipped with an anti-aircraft gun, and a stockpile of arms and ammunition, after a fierce battle with the insurgents. 

“Nigerian Army Troops in conjunction with hybrid force and elements of Civilian Joint Task Force in an offensive operation conducted on Wednesday 28 February 2024, successfully overran Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists’ stronghold in Timbuktu Triangle in the Lake Chad Region, recovering a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, gun truck mounted with an anti-aircraft gun and a cache of arms and ammunition, after a fierce battle with the insurgents.

“During the operation, insurgents attacked own troops with Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED), Mortar, Gun trucks and motorbikes, but fell under the overwhelming superior fire power of the troops, forcing them to abandon their stronghold, armaments and equipment in disarray.”

Source: X | HQNigerianArmy 

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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