Troops neutralise a Boko Haram commander, 15 others on Lake Chad Island

Troops neutralise a Boko Haram commander, 15 others on Lake Chad Island

- A Boko Haram commander, Malloum Moussa, and 15 of his foot soldiers have been neutralised during a clearance operation on Lake Chad Island

- The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) said troops destroyed five gun trucks belonging to the terrorists in the operation

- Also, a woman whose relationship with the terrorists is yet to be determined was arrested during the operation

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), has neutralised a Boko Haram commander, Malloum Moussa and 15 of his foot soldiers during a clearance operation on Lake Chad Island.

According to a statement by Colonel Timothy Antigha, the spokesman of the task force on Sunday, troops destroyed five gun trucks belonging to the terrorists in the operation.

He said the troops also arrested a woman whose relationship with the terrorists is yet to be determined.

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Antigha said intelligence revealed that Moussa who had one eye was a high ranking Boko Haram commander who has jurisdiction in the entire Southern island, including Daban Masara, Kirta Wulgo and Koleram.

“He was notorious for imposing hefty levies on farmers, fishermen and cattle herders to fund Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency in the locality,” he said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government says it has taken measures at enhancing the performance of troops and protection of civilians during peacekeeping operations.

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The minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali said that the Federal Government had done this through effective pre-deployment and in-mission training of troops.

Dan-Ali disclosed this in New York at the United Nations Peacekeeping ministerial meeting on uniformed capabilities performance and protection of civilians.

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