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Operation Yancin Tafki Update: Boko Haram suffer More Losses

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Nigerian soldiers repel another Boko Haram attack on army base

 

In consonance with the determination of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to unhinge the structures of Boko Haram and dismantle it’s terror networks in the Lake Chad Area, Air and Ground Components of the Task Force have intensified air interdictions and mop up activities in the Area of Operation.

In a recent engagement, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms as well as ground attack aircrafts from a coalition of Cameroonian, Niger and Nigerian Air Forces intercepted and destroyed Boko Haram Terrorists in Tunbum Rego, a prominent island in Lake Chad, believed to harbor High Valued Boko Haram Targets.

In a related development, MNJTF troops from Sector 4 attacked Boko Haram assets in Arege, killing scores of terrorists in the process. A summary of personnel and equipment casualties suffered by Boko Haram in the last 2 days alone are shown below:

1. Thirty three terrorists killed in Action.
2. Two Gun Trucks recovered.
3. One Amoured Personnel Carrier destroyed.
4. Two Motor Cycles destroyed.
5. One 120MM Motar Tube recovered.
6. Twelve AK 47 Riffles recovered.
7. Two 60MM Motar Bombs recovered.
8. Three Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six (3736) rounds of assorted ammunition recovered.
9. One Binocular recovered
10. Two Hand Grenades recovered.

The MNJTF wishes to warn individuals still associated with Boko Haram to surrender themselves for demobilization and rehabilitation, while the opportunity still exists.

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South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa stuck inside train during his Campaign

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South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa has in a passengers that has reportedly stopped for hours with no reason given for the delay.

Journalist who are accompanying Mr Ramaphosa, who is campaigning in the northern province of Guateng for the 8 May election – have been sharing updates on social media.

Some frustrated passengers have climbed out of the train to look for alternative means of transport, while traders operating near where the train stopped have been selling their wares to passengers, BBC reports.

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Homeless Nigerian Boy becomes Chess Champion in US

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A homeless eight-year-old boy has become a chess champion in United States. Tanitoluwa Adewumi left his home in the north in 2017, as a result of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.

He lives in a shelter in the US with his mother Oluwatoyin, father Kayode and older brother, and when he showed an interest in chess his mother got him to join a local club.

He has been playing for just over a year, but with hours of practice he won top prize in his age category at the New York State Chess Championship.

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Many injured as Man opens fire on Dutch tram

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Several people have been injured after a man opened fire on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, police have said.

A square has been cordoned off by authorities, and emergency services are at the scene.

Details later…

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