30 terrorist suspects are captured at a Chad seafood market

30 terrorist suspects are captured at a chad seafood market
30 terrorist suspects are captured at a chad seafood market

The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has confirmed the arrest of thirty individuals following the discovery of a fish market allegedly operated by Boko Haram/ Islamic State for West African Province near the Lake Chad shoreline.

According to reports, thirty people claiming to be fishermen and farmers were arrested at the marketplace.

Lt.-Col. Kamarudeen Adegoke, Chief of Military Public Information Officer, HQ MNJTF N’Djamena, stated in a statement released on Saturday that MNJTF troops discovered and arrested the suspect during operations conducted in the Lake Chad Basin between May 17 and May 21.

During the period under consideration, no less than twelve terrorist enclaves were destroyed in various areas, he noted.

The statement read in part, “Troops of Task Force Kangarwa, consisting of Nigerian and Chadian Troops of Operation Hadin Kai/MNJTF, began aggressive clearance operations from Monguno on May 17 to May 21 and have since cleared the settlements of Grada, Kwatan Maishayi, Daban Karfe, Daban Gajere, Tumbun Buhari, Tunbun Abuja, Sabon Tunbu, Ali Sherifti, Doron Naira, and No contact was established with the fleeing offenders from these enclaves.

Fish packaged in multiple cartons, various smoked fish, assorted grains, household supplies, and a motorcycle were discovered.

“In accordance with MNJTF operational standards, the enemy camps were demolished and their belongings were properly burned. About 30 young guys claiming to be fisherman and farmers were detained in the Doron Naira region and are currently being probed to determine their guilt or innocence.”

During a separate operation in Ali Jimari, Dogon Chuku, and Tunbum Rago, Adegoke claimed the military rescued a 12-year-old girl and recovered motorcycles and a Toyota Hilux truck, among other items.

From 17 to 22 May, MNJTF Firm Base troops in Arege conducted clearance operations in the Ali Jimari, Dogon Chuku, and Tunbum Rago regions.

“Troops spotted motorcycles and an old Toyota Hilux van believed to belong to Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists, and a vigorous pursuit brought them to the site where the terrorists fled and abandoned the vehicles.”

Two motorcycles and an old Toyota Hilux van were burned at the spot. In a separate instance, this task force squad discovered a 12-year-old Fulani girl named Salamatu wandering in the bush. She asserted that she was from Darge Kessa Village in the Abadam Local Government Area. She will be turned over to the relevant authority for future action after the requisite profiling.”

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