The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed that the Air Components of Operations Hadin Kai and Hadarin Daji, have eliminated scores of terrorists in a stream of air strikes in their enclaves across the theatres.
This is contained in a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, on Sunday in Abuja and seen by the Guardian.
Gabkwet said the Air component in the early hours of Saturday, carried out air interdiction missions at a newly identified terrorists’ hideout at Bukar Meram, near the Lake Chad region in Borno.
He said the strikes became necessary after it was established that recent relocation of terrorists from Suwa to Bukar Meram general area, was to for possible resurgence of attacks on ground troops and innocent civilians.
According to him, air strikes were authorised at the location in Bukar Meram to decimate the terrorists.
“Feedback received after the strikes revealed the expected outcome was achieved as several terrorists were neutralised while over 40 motorcycles and six gun trucks were destroyed,” he said.