NAF Airstrikes Kill Dozen Terrorists, 6 Gun Trucks Recovered In Borno

NAF Airstrikes Kill Dozen Terrorists, 6 Gun Trucks Recovered In Borno
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By Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri

The spokesperson of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air commodore Edward Gabkwet on Sunday has confirmed that the troops eliminated scores of ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists including their commanders at Lamboa in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State.

He said It was gathered that over a dozen ISWAP/Boko Haram fighters were killed by bombardments of the military fighter aircraft

According to the resident of the town who confirmed to AljazirahNigeria that the insurgents, stormed with a convoy of eight gun trucks, invaded Lamboa, preparatory to launching a gruesome attack in Mainok axis in the state.

Modu Sulum was responsible for the destructions of power transmission towers at Malanari along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway and attacks on travelers in Auno and Jakana axis.

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He told AljazirahNigeria that “Yes, it was a very successful operation. Of the eight terrorist gun trucks sighted by our surveillance team, the aircraft successfully took out six of the trucks including an unconfirmed number of terrorists that were eliminated.

He therefore said, currently the ground troops of the Nigerian Army and our air elements are mopping up the area and assessing the situation.

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“As we have said before, there is no hiding place for these terrorists especially with the renewed vigour, synergy and jointness being exhibited by all members of the Armed forces in the North-East theatre of Operation.”

AljazirahNigeria gathered that other military offensives are simultaneously taken place in other axes including Magumeri with the resumption of office of the New Theatre Commander Operation Hadi Kai, Major General Chris Musa.

The terrorists were swiftly engaged by ground and air troops, who foiled their missions after the NAF reconnaissance platform had earlier hovered over the location before the airstrikes.

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Our correspondent gathered that the multiple airstrikes conducted by a mix of aircraft including Alpha-Jets, L-39 and MI-35 helicopters, might have also killed the notorious ISWAP Logistic Commander, Modu Sullum.


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