Troops of Operation Hadin Kai have killed several terrorists in operations conducted between January 2 and 6 in different areas of Borno State.
During the operations conducted near Sambisa Forest, terrorists were said to be moving objects suspected to be arms and ammunition to the area.
A statement on Sunday by the Nigerian Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, stated that the terrorists and their weapons were subsequently bombed.
He said, “The convergence of terrorists within the location raised suspicion of their intent and plan, hence, the directive to strike the location. The aftermath of the strikes led to a huge ball of flames from two adjacent spots within the vicinity, while some surviving terrorists were observed scampering for safety.
“Feedback also revealed that 12 terrorists were neutralised in the strike and their logistics destroyed, thereby degrading their ability to attack soft targets and their own troops.”
Gabkwet also said following an intelligence report, the troops conducted an operation in the Lake Chad region, which led to the deaths of some terrorists and the destruction of their vehicles and motorcycles.
“Similar strikes were also carried out at a location about 1.5km South-West of Tumbun Agiri within the Tumbuns in the Lake Chad region on January 6, 2024. Intelligence gathered over time had revealed the continuous gathering of armed terrorists in pick-up vehicles and motorcycles, hence, the go-ahead to attack the location. The precision strikes on the location led to the destruction of vehicles and motorcycles as well as the elimination of several terrorists,” the statement added.