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Nigerian Air Force Takes Down Terrorist Hideouts in Borno, Niger

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets pounded suspected terrorist locations in Borno and Niger States over the weekend, according to a statement from Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, NAF spokesperson, on Sunday.

The airstrikes, carried out under separate operations – Hadin Kai in the Northeast and Whirl Punch in the North Central – targeted areas with confirmed terrorist activity.

In Borno, NAF jets intercepted a group of terrorists congregating for a meeting at Chinene, a location tucked inside the Mandara mountain area. “After the strike, Battle Damage Assessment footages as feedback received later revealed that the strikes were successful as several terrorists were neutralised and logistics destroyed,” the statement said.

Also, Operation Whirl Punch conducted a separate airstrike on a suspected terrorist hideout in Allawa village, near Shiroro town in Niger State. The strike successfully destroyed the location and eliminated those harbored there.

“These terrorists had, on 1 May 2024, stormed the deserted Allawa community in Shiroro Local Government Area (county) and torched the Central Primary School. In the evening of the same day, another group of terrorists also arrived at the location, wielding AK-47/49 rifles after invading Galapai village in Galadima Kogo District of the same LGA,” Gwabwet said.

These operations are part of the Nigerian military’s ongoing fight against terrorism in the country’s northern regions. The NAF emphasizes that these airstrikes aim to disrupt terrorist operations, limit their ability to launch attacks, and ultimately create a safer environment for Nigerian citizens.

Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.

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