Military Aircraft Kills Over 40 Boko Haram Terrorists, Destroys Camp In Borno
No fewer than 49 Boko haram terrorists when two Super Tucano fighter aircraft bombed three terrorist hideouts in Sambisa forest, Borno State were killed.
It was gathered that the air bombardment was conducted by the Air Task Force, Operation Hadin Kai, on August 30 and 31, at the terrorists’ camps of Gargash, Minna and Gazuwa, in the Bama Local Government Area of the state.
According to an intelligence report by a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama said the air bombardment targeted a moving truck of the terrorists in Gargash, killing all its occupants on August 30.
He noted that the combat aircraft took another turn attacking targets at another location given as Minna, scoring crucial hits on the hideouts leading to the neutralization of several Boko Haram fighters while others escaped with bullet wounds.
On August 31, another airstrike was conducted in Gazuwa after intelligence surveillance revealed the large presence of the fighters who were engaging in some sort of transaction.
“The ATF, therefore, detailed its fighter jets to attack the two locations, killing scores of the terrorists and destroying their equipment, some of which was seen engulfed in flames,” Makama said.
Sources said that about 29 terrorists were neutralized in Gazuwa, one truck with four fighters killed in Gargash, while 16 other fighters met their Waterloo in Minna.
The top intelligence sources noted that the air force operating in concert with surface forces will sustain its offensives against the terrorists in the Northeast.
Recall that the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, charged Nigerian Air Force (NAF) operational Commanders to ‘show no mercy‘ and ensure they employ maximum firepower against terrorists posing security threats in the country.
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