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NAF air strikes in Borno eliminate terrorists, destroy remote hideouts

The air strikes were thus authourised within the aircraft bombarding the locations in several passes until majority of the terrorists were eliminated.

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NAF air strikes in Borno eliminate terrorists, destroy remote hideouts

Nigerian Air Force component of the Operation Hadin Kai has eliminated several terrorists in an aerial bombardment in their remote hideouts in Borno State.

This is contained in a statement by the Director of NAF Public Relations and Information, AVM Edward Gabkwet, on Thursday in Abuja, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Gabkwet said that the hideouts located near Degbewa and Chinene in the Mandara mountains of the state were known terrorists’ hideouts.

He said the air strikes became expedient after several days of aerial surveillance which revealed a consistent gathering of large number of terrorists in the area.

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According to him, the location is also suspected to be sites for the manufacturing of Improvised Explosive Devices and storage area.

”The terrorists were also observed to be loitering within the vicinity, clearly oblivious of what was to befall them, and probably confident that their location was safe and secured from any form of military bombardments.

”The air strikes were thus authourised within the aircraft bombarding the locations in several passes until majority of the terrorists were eliminated.

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”Others observed fleeing the location were taken out using canons,” he said.

Proofreading, editing by Gift Luckson and Hafsat Aleeyu Muye, Journalist and Editor at Neptune Prime.

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