NAF strike eliminates key Boko Haram figures and several others in Borno

NAF strike eliminates key Boko Haram figures and several others in Borno

Operation Hadin Kai air forces bombed Tagoshe’s hideout in Borno’s Mandara Mountains, eliminating Boko Haram’s main terrorist leader Abu Assad and several others.

The Director of Public Affairs and Information, Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Air Chief Marshal Edward Gabukwet, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.

Gabkwet said the airstrike carried out on Friday was one of the most successful airstrikes carried out in recent years by Operation Hadin Khai’s air force.

He said NAF discovered a group of terrorists at an isolated location consisting of three galvanized structures surrounded by several trees.

He added that it was clear from the footage that the terrorists had gathered at the location for a well-planned meeting or to prepare for a major attack on the military.

He said more than 100 heavily armed terrorists were observed taunting and moving randomly around the structure, which also included four troop carriers.

“The aftermath of the airstrike revealed that two of the three structures and an entire personnel carrier were destroyed.

“Among the several terrorists eliminated in the airstrikes were Abu Assad, a key figure in the Boko Haram-affiliated Ali Ngurde group, as well as others including Ibrahim Naqib, Mujahid Dimutu and Mustafa Munjiru. There are also indications that these included several terrorists and militants,” he said.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, praised the efforts of the Air Wing Commanders and their subordinates.

Mr. Abubakar urged continued synergy with the land component while maintaining momentum to guard against terrorists.

He said the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria must continue to justify the trust and confidence they have in the people of Nigeria.

“We must ensure that we do everything in our power to make life unbearable for terrorists and criminals until they surrender or are completely eliminated,” he said.


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