- The Nigerian military has scored big points against insurgents in some areas of Borno state
- DHQ on Saturday confirmed aerial attacks on Boko Haram hideouts in Maima, Tusuye and others
- Defence spokesperson said the military attacks followed credible intelligence and surveillance
The Nigerian Air Force has killed several Boko Haram terrorists hiding out in some areas of Borno state.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) announced the military action against the insurgents on its official Twitter handle on Saturday, October 3 afternoon.
It tweeted a video of the military bombardment of identified Boko Haram hideouts.
Defence spokesman, John Enenche, reported that:
"The subsidiary Operation HAIL STORM 2, currently being executed by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has again recorded appreciable success in their resolve to forestall terrorists’ activities in the North East Zone.
Crews of Operation HAIL STORM 2 neutralized several Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs’) and destroyed their hideouts at Maima and Tusuye, settlements near Warshale and Tongule along the Dikwa-Rann axis of Borno State during air strikes executed on 1 October 2020."
He added that the bombardment followed several human intelligence reports and surveillance missions to identify the insurgents' locations.
"This feat was achieved sequel to credible HUMINT reports as well as series of aerial surveillance missions, which indicated that the locations were being used as rendezvous points by the BHTs.
"Accordingly, the ATF dispatched an appropriate force package of NAF fighter jets and helicopter gunships to engage the 2 locations.
"The attack aircraft scored devastating hits in the target areas, destroying some structures and neutralizing several of the terrorists.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno of state recently pleaded with the federal government to seek the support of the Chadian army in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.
Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, the spokesman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), said Governor Zulum made the call when he hosted some governors in Maiduguri on Wednesday, September 30.
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