At least 21 Boko Haram militants have reportedly been killed by military bombardments in the Northeast, according to Hybrid News investigations.
Two rotary and fixed-wing fighter helicopters of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, destroyed the rebels on Tuesday along the Lake Chad axis in Borno State.
While verifying the NAF jets’ strike on Boko Haram terrorists, a military intelligence source also highlighted that the rebels’ lairs were also destroyed during their most recent air interdiction mission, which was carried out near Tumbun Jaki and Tumbun Murhu.
According to what he said to Hybrid News, “The effective air interdiction effort performed on July 11, 2022 was based on credible intelligence on insurgent activities in the aforementioned regions as well as in response to the reported attacks on troop sites in Damasak and Mallam Fatori.
The militants were observed running away and scrambling for cover as their enclaves were attacked in quick succession and their logistical depot was engulfed in flames during a well-coordinated air raid by the Nigerian Air Force employing both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
“Some of the ISWAP Boko Haram fighters were later captured and engaged with explosives and rockets. These fighters had escaped the bomb assaults by hiding under dense forest. According to information from ground operatives, the air attack claimed the lives of around 21 insurgents.
“The Air Component will sustain air strikes against terrorist remnants in coordination with other sister Services to deny them freedom of action and attacks on innocent populations, especially during the rainy season.”