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MNJTF recaptures Damasak from Boko Haram

MNJTF recaptures Damasak from Boko Haram
July 28
23:16 2016

Troops of the multi-national joint task force (MNJTF) hav recaptured the boundary town of Damasak in Borno state from Boko Haram insurgents.

Muhammad Dole, the force’s chief military public information officer, disclosed this in a statement, saying the troops have also cleared the sect members from the surrounding villages.

“In continuation with clearance operation of the towns and villages by MNJTF, the troops of the sector 4 in Diffa (Niger) have successfully cleared Dutse Village, captured and occupied Damasak town today (Thursday) by 1000hrs,” he said.

Dole said that the forces are coordinating to stabilise the immediate environs.

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According to him, the troops fought their way into the town with close air support by combined air operation from MNJTF member states.

“While Operation Lafiya Dole is conducting operation to link up with sector 4 at the location,” he said.

Damasak is one of the towns which Boko Haram turned to its stronghold during the height of insurgency.

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