April 16, 2024

April 16, 2024

‘Several Killed’ As NAF Hits Terrorists’ Hideouts Near Lake Chad

Several terrorists of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram sects were killed on Sunday when the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) bombed their hideouts in the Tumbuns near Lake Chad.

 

The air strikes by NAF aircraft under Operation Hadin Kai decimated the insurgents, according to a statement on Monday by NAF spokesman, Edward Gabkwet.

NAF said the operation conducted at a location Northwest of Arina Woje in the Tumbuns became necessary after intelligence revealed the presence of terrorist hideouts at the location.

“Intelligence had also confirmed an activation of terrorists’ activities around clusters of structures concealed under trees near the location. The need to attack the location thus became imperative,” the statement partly read.

“After the strikes, a post-strike Battle Damage Assessment revealed several terrorists were neutralized and their hideouts set ablaze, thereby degrading their capabilities to attack surface forces.

 

“These strikes have also degraded the capabilities of terrorist elements operating in the region to attack innocent civilians residing near Arina Woje in Borno State.”

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