Nigerian and Chadian troops attached to the Multinational Joint Task Force(MNJTF) have killed 39 Boko Haram fighters in an area around Lake Chad.
According to a statement from the Nigerian Army, the incident occurred on April 16 in Cross Kauwa village around Lake Chad.
“Troops of MNJTF Sector 2 (Chad) and Sector 3 (Nigeria) while on clearance operation in consonance with operation YANCIN TAFKI on Tuesday 16 April 2019 have neutralized 39 members of BHTs in Cross Kauwa village in the Lake Chad Region, ” the Nigerian Army said.
The Islamic State in West Africa or the Islamic State’s West Africa Province, formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād and commonly known as Boko Haram until March 2015, is a jihadist terrorist organization based in northeastern Nigeria, also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon.
The Boko Haram insurgency began in 2009, when the jihadist group Boko Haram started an armed rebellion against the government of Nigeria. Over 50,000 people have been killed in the conflict, with over 2.5 million displaced from their homes in north-eastern Nigeria.