THE Nigerian Air Force (NAF), in continuation of its efforts at finishing the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists, conducted several air strikes at suspected Boko Haram locations on the outskirts of Tumbin Gini and Tumbin Kayewa northeastern Borno State, on Friday, September 16.
This was contained in a press statement issued and signed by the NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, which was made available to the Nigerian Tribune, on Sunday.
According to the statement, the air strikes were as a result of ground-based intelligence and successive Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance reports obtained from several missions flown by NAF platforms.
In a video released by the NAF, some of the terrorists could be seen at one of the rendezvous where they were believed to be holding a high-level meeting when NAF jets scrambled to hit the locations.
A post-strike battle damage assessment of the the strikes revealed that the rendezvous was badly damaged with many casualties, while those far from the vicinity could be seen scrambling to safety. The aircraft involved in the air strikes were the NAF F-7Ni and the Alpha jets.
Meanwhile, the military, on Sunday, announced another breakthrough, as they rescued 43 abducted persons and recovered 500 cows from fleeing terrorists in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.
The operation occurred in the morning, after eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists abducted some cattle rearers and livestock at gunpoint at Dalakalari General area in the local government.