Troops from the Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, stationed in Banki, Borno State, successfully repelled two separate attacks by about 17 armed terrorists on the evening of September 12 and the early hours of September 13, 2023. The attackers were believed to be affiliated with the Islamic State’s West Africa Province, ISWAP.
Joint troops worked tirelessly to maintain the security of Banki town, and as a result, no injuries were reported.
Northeastern Nigeria and Cameroon share the border town of Banki, a bustling commercial center.
First, on September 12 at 7:23 p.m., a gang of about 17 armed terrorists attempted to penetrate Banki town from the surrounding area, as reported by Lt. Col. Kamarudeen Adegoke, MNJTF spokesperson.
He claimed that the military’ response was resolute, citing in particular the Nigerian Battalion based in Banki alongside their Cameroonian counterparts. The insurgents were repelled by their dogged defense strategies.
A larger terrorist group attempted a second, more severe onslaught in the early hours of September 13, 2023, but MNJTF troops were ready for them. The combined forces once again showed their resolve and strength, beating back the assaults and preventing them from taking Banki town.
To handle security concerns in the region, coordinated efforts and international cooperation are crucial, as demonstrated by the MNJTF troops’ recent successes. Banki town was defended by Nigerian and Cameroonian forces from repeated attacks by ISWAP, illustrating the importance of the MNJTF in protecting civilians and keeping the peace in conflict zones.
According to him, the fact that no injuries were reported during these occurrences is evidence of the MNJTF’s forces’ professionalism and readiness in the face of danger.
Additional information regarding the MNJTF’s and security forces’ efforts to maintain peace and order in Banki town and the surrounding area may become available as time goes on.