Multinational Joint Task Force Rescues Nurse From ISWAP Captivity
A nurse who was incarcerated in one of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP’s) strong-holds in the Lake Chad has been rescued by troops of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, following intensive airstrikes at the terrorist hideouts.
The nurse, who initially bolted to safety and freedom in the aftermath of the joint air interdiction conducted by the MNJTF and other national partners, like the Nigerian Airforce, was rescued by troops of Sector 4 MNJTF, having escaped into Niger republic.
In his words, “after bombs and rockets from the aircraft landed and everywhere exploded in flames, both terrorists and hostages ran for dear life. I had to take my chance. I am grateful to God that I was able to escape”.
The airlift and hand- over of the nurse to Nigerian authorities was preceded by a medical examination conducted to determine the state of health of the victim after spending 8 months in the horrific and squalid conditions which he had to endure during the period of his captivity in the ISWAP enclave.
The MNJTF wishes to reassure populations in the Lake Chad Basin of it’s determination to provide security and facilitate development efforts being spearheaded by the respective national governments and international development partners.