Fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Saturday struck terrorist enclaves in the Nigeria’s North-east, killing 100 terrorists. A war update issued by the NAF said the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai, carried out air strikes on an isolated location consisting of three structures in the midst of several trees in Borno State.

It said the air interdiction was one of the most successful strikes undertaken by the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai on November 24, 2023. The update signed by the Spokesman of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said “from the footage, it was evident that the terrorists were massing up at the location for either a well-planned meeting or preparing for a major attack on our own troops.

“Over 100 heavily armed terrorists were observed throwing banters and moving randomly around the structures, which also had four troop carriers”, it said.

“The aftermath of the air strike revealed that two out of the three structures as well as the entire troop carriers were destroyed.

“There are also indications that Abu Asad, a key figure in the Ali Ngulde group under Boko Haram, as well as other terrorists like Ibrahim Nakeeb, Mujaheed Dimtu, Mustafa Munzir and several fighters were among the several terrorists eliminated in the air strike”, it said.

The update affirmed that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, has since commended the air component commander and his men while urging them to continue to synergize with the land component as they maintain the momentum in, “keeping the terrorists on their toes.”

“We must continue to justify the trust and confidence the federal government and our people have bestowed on us by ensuring that we go all out in making life unbearable for these terrorists and criminals until they surrender or are completely eliminated,” he said.

Source: Arise News


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