The head of the Multinational Joint Task Force has said there is much progress in the fight against Boko Haram. Abdul-Khalifah Ibrahim revealed that over 3,000 of the soldiers have surrendered since August 2021.
“We’ve been having some success. So many of the Boko Baram people have been surrendering.” The major general said, indicating that it is as a result of infighting between members of the terrorist group.
He also explained that the death of Abubakar Shekau gave way to the disagreements within the group. “We are happy that his death has brought infighting within Boko Haram and we hope it will continue and by the grace of God, we are going to take advantage of that to finally end this nonsense” the major general stated.
He added that despite the success recorded, there are some difficulties that they’re facing. The Lake Chad Basin where most of the activities of the MNJTF take place, is said to have a difficult terrain which is very swampy, thus making movement around the area quite challenging.
The Multinational Joint Task Force groups soldiers from Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon. It was set up by the member countries with the financial and technical support of the international community.