22 Soldiers killed, 75 injured and 59 Bokoharam killed in Lake Chad Operation

The Force Commander, Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major General Lucky Irabor on Thursday April 26, 2018 revealed that  22 Nigerian soldiers have lost their lives while another 75 soldiers were injured during various operations to clear the Lake Chad BasinN'Djamena, Chad of Boko Haram terrorists.
Nigerian Army fighting Bokoharam

Speaking during a press briefing, Major General Lucky Irabor said that ‎about 59 terrorists have been killed in Action, while ‎5 of the terrorists were captured and 3 suicide bombers killed.

In a statement signed by Colonel Timothy Antigha, Chief Military Public Information of the ‎MNJTF N'Djamena, he stated that other items recovered from the suspects include 3 Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Devices which were destroyed.
Others include one each of 81 and 82mm mortars and bombs which was captured, ‎one 122mm Artillery gun and its prime Mover captured, 6 Gun Trucks which was destroyed.
"Fuel dump, food stores and communication platform were destroyed with several motorcycles also destroyed".

Antigha noted that Gashigar, Arege, and Metele areas have been cleared of terrorists.
Speaking on losses of the MNJTF, General Irabor said that  22 men were killed in action while 75 were wounded,  and a Scorpion tank and truck each were damaged.
Major General Irabor explained that the high casualty ratio of his troops was due to indirect fire and Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device attack by terrorists.

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