- Many terrorists have been reportedly killed and others injured by fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force
- According to reports, the terrorists were killed following a continued bombing of the Military jets at the time when they were holding a meeting with their new leader
- The report further revealed that the ground operation was targeted at the newly appointed leader of the group with other senior commanders
PRNigeria reports that the terrorists were killed on Friday, November 12, by sustained bombardments of the military jets, when they were holding a meeting with their new leader, Sani Shuwaram, at Sabon Tumbun and Jibularam, in Marte Local Government Area in Borno State.
Intelligence sources, who are part of the counter-insurgency operation of the military, told the newspaper that the coordinated aerial and ground operation was executed yesterday, by the Nigerian Army and Air Force jets, targeting the newly-appointed Wali of ISWAP, Sani Shuwaram, at a rendezvous with other Senior Commanders.
The source said:
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“The strikes were executed after an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance study, by the Air Task Force.
“Several jihadists were killed, including high-ranking insurgents’ commanders, foot soldiers and Hisbah police of the ISWAP faction
“A ground assessment confirmed that some of the ISWAP top Commanders that were at the scene at the time of the strikes include; Muhammed Bako, Special Militant Forces Commander (Rijal Ann); Muhammad Malumma, a Chief Judge of Marte; Goni Mustapha, the Chief Imam; Muhammed Ba’ana, Commander of Kirta; Muhammed Ali, Amir of Kwalaram; Ibn Umar, Chief Prosecutor; Bakura Gana, Commander of Jubularam; and Malam Musa, Amir of Jubularam.”
The platform could not confirm if Shuwaram was affected by the strikes.
Nigerian Military arrests two female logistics suppliers of Boko Haram terrorists
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Nigerian military says it has arrested two female logistics suppliers of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state.
This was announced at a press briefing attended by a Legit.ng reporter on Thursday, November 11 by the acting director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier-General Bernard Onyeuko.
Brigadier-General Onyeuko who was giving an update on the military's operations in the northeast for the last two weeks noted that troops of Operation HADIN KAI conducted series of land and air operations across the theatre.
Nigerian Military to monitor Kaduna-Abuja railway through NAF Helicopters
In another report, the Nigerian military has deployed some of its attack helicopters to monitor the Kaduna-Abuja railway.
Announcing the commencement of the military exercise, Brigadier-General Onyeuko said:
‘’The important thing is the Nigerian Air Force is present at the rail tracks. Suffice to say, the operation has started. Even if you travel by road, you will see our helicopters along that route.’’