- NAF claims scores of the Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have been killed in Borno
- The insurgents met their death as they were engaged by ground and air troops and bombarded by military fighter aircraft
- Airforce spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet confirmed the success of the military airstrikes
Great service has been done for Nigerians following the elimination of some terrorists by personnel of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
According to NAF, scores of ISWAP-Boko Haram terrorists including their commanders in Lamboa in Kaga local government area of Borno state were eliminated, Daily Nigerian reports.
It is believed that the NAF might have also killed the notorious ISWAP logistic commander, Modu Sullum.
Daily Trust reports that the terrorists while preparing to attack some part of the state were engaged by ground and air troops, who foiled their missions.
It was gathered that over a dozen ISWAP-Boko Haram fighters were killed by bombardments of the military fighter aircraft.
When contacted NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet confirmed the success of the military airstrikes.
Buhari charges troops to sustain the fight against insurgency
In another development, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 17, charged frontline troops in Maiduguri to put in more efforts in the fight against insecurity.
According to the president, there’s still a lot of work to be done in defeating insurgents in the troubled northeast region of the country.
The president made the comment while addressing the troops of the Joint Task Force at Maimalari Cantonment parade ground in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. He assured the armed forces of more procurement of armaments to assist them in defeating the enemies of Nigeria.
Boko Haram kills 10 people
Meanwhile, Boko Haram insurgents staged a fresh attack in Damasak, the headquarters of the Mobbar local government area of Borno state, killing at least 10 people.
The chairman of the local government, Mustapha Bako Kolo, confirmed the attack occurred on Tuesday night, April 13.
An unspecified number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were also injured during the attack.
15 passengers kidnapped
In a related development, heavily armed gunmen kidnapped about 15 passengers along the Tsakskiya-Ummadau road in Safana local government area of Katsina state.
The passengers were travelling in a commercial vehicle with registration number KZR 345ZT, when they were ambushed by the bandits on Sunday, April 11.