At last, MNJTF troops capture Damask, a stronghold of Boko Haram

Troops of Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF) recorded a great victory in the fight against Boko Haram insugents with the captureof Damasak on Thursday.

Damasak is a boundary town between Nigeria and Niger Republic and is located in Northern Borno.


It is one of the last frontiers of Boko Haram terrorists.

Previous attempts to dislodge the insurgents from the town were unsucessful.

The Chief Military Public Information Officer and spokesperson of MNJTF, Colonel Muhammad Dole, in a brief statement said that the troops have also cleared the terrorists from the surrounding villages.

He added that MNJTF troops are currently occupying the town after capturing it.

“In continuation with clearance operation of the towns and villages by MNJTF, the troops of the Sector 4 in Diffa Niger Republic have successfully cleared Sure village, captured and occupied Damasak town today by 1000hrs.

“The forces are coordinating to stabilize the immediate environs. The gallant troops fought their way into the town with Close Air support by combined Air Operation from MNJTF member states.”

He added that: “While Operation Lafiya Dole is conducting operation to link up with Sector 4 at the location, the troops’ morale remains very high,” Dole added.

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) is a combined multinational formation, comprising units, mostly military, from Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria.

It is headquartered in N’Djamena, Chad and is mandated to bring an end to the Boko Haram insurgency.