Boko Haram commanders killed by Airforce airstrike in Operation Rattle Snake 3

Boko Haram commanders killed by Airforce airstrike in Operation Rattle Snake 3

- Troops of the Nigerian Air Force have recorded another huge success in the anti-Boko Haram fight

- The troops of Operation Rattle Snake 3 carried out the operation near Sambisa Forest in Borno state

- The bombs detonated from the attack aircraft of the force killed scores of the Boko Haram commanders and destroyed their settlement

The Nigerian Air Force has recorded another huge success in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast as it neutralized some terrorist commanders in Borno state.

According to a statement made available to Legit.ng, Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF's spokesperson said the groundbreaking operation was conducted by the troops of Operation Rattle Snake 3 near the Sambisa Forest in Borno state on Saturday, February 8.

Legit.ng gathers that the troops through their fighter jets, destroyed the settlement where the terrorists had assembled for a meeting.

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Both the terrorists and their settlement were destroyed by the bombs detonated from the NAF's attack aircraft.

Similarly, many ISWAP fighters were killed when the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) staging area at Gashigar in Borno state.

The hideouts of insurgents at Tumbun Rego on the fringes of Lake Chad and at Bula Bello near Sambisa Forest all in Borno were also bombed in other strikes.

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Meanwhile, amid calls for the removal of the service chiefs by prominent Nigerians over the level of insecurity in Nigeria, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), Olusegun Adeniyi, has said that the Boko Haram insurgents would never get hold of any part of Nigeria again.

Adeniyi, a major general, stated this while reviewing the progress of the ongoing counter-insurgency operation of the Nigerian Armed Forces in the northeast on Friday, February 7, in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno.

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He said the military had succeeded in reducing the sect from the terrorist army it used to be, to mere criminals because of the defeat they suffered since 2015.

The commander dismissed the insurgents’ attempt to retake any territory “as a dream that will never come to pass for them.”

He noted that Boko Haram had in 2013 transmuted from a terrorist group to a terrorist army sustaining intense attacks on towns, villages, communities, markets and military bases.

Also, the Nigeria US-Canada Diaspora Forum has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sustain the momentum in the fight against terrorism.

These Nigerians while speaking on Saturday, February 8, after its annual general assembly to appraise the recent developmental issues, proffering solutions to challenges the forum said

President Buhari has displayed an unalloyed commitment towards keeping Nigeria united despite the array of security challenges posed by the Boko Haram/ISWAP and its likes.

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