Nigerian Air Force hits Boko Haram strongholds
The Nigerian Airforce, NAF, has destroyed the strongholds of terrorist’s commanders at the Lake Chad axis.
The coordinated operation comes after the alleged reunion of Boko Haram and ISWAP factions.
An intelligence source involved in the operation said that the aircraft also bombarded the spiritual base and training camps of the terrorists in the North-eastern part of Borno State and the fringes of Lake Chad.
PRNigeria gathered that the intelligence inspired operation was targeted at various terrorists’ camps in Sabon Tumbu, Jibularam and Kwalaram.
The latest development is coming after a report suggested that Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists had reunited in a 13-minute video.
The video shows the gunmen placing “their hands atop one another, while chanting words of solidarity, to demonstrate their reuniting and togetherness.”
“Intelligence revealed that their leaders including Ali Chakkar and other top ISWAP commanders were holding a meeting when the attacks were launched on their locations.
“The precision-guided airstrikes coordinated by the Air Task Force Command resulted in the killing of very large numbers of ISWAP Boko Haram Terrorists.”
The NAF Spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet confirmed the attacks on the locations when contacted by PRNigeria.
He said: “We don’t differentiate between Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists as we successfully launched the devastating intelligence-led aerial attacks targeting the terrorists in those locations.”