Nigerian Soldiers ABSENT as Chad, Niger And Cameroon Forces Capture Territory From Boko Haram

Goodluck Jonathan

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Military forces in Chad, Niger and Cameroon have continued their onslaught against Boko Haram, reclaiming more Nigerian territories from them.

It was gathered yesterday night that Chadian forces cleared the insurgents from Gamboru-Ngala to the north-eastern part of Borno State while men of the Nigerien military overwhelmed the insurgents and chased them out of Malamfatori to the north. Cameroonian forces also cleared Kirawa and Ashigashiya in the eastern flank of the state.

But while the forces from the three neighboring countries were busy routing the sect, Nigerian soldiers were reported not to have participated in the battle.

The three countries were said to have carried out the operations under the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF), fighting insurgents in the north-eastern part of the country, but there are no confirmation of this, especially since the MJTF were sacked from Baga.

Troops from the Nigerien army reportedly entered into Nigerian territory on Thursday were they took over the town of Malamfatori and hoisted the Nigerien flag.

The Nigerian military could not be reached for confirmation of the operation at the time of going to press. – AS