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Many of Boko ISWAP militants killed in airstrikes in Borno

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Many of Boko ISWAP militants killed in airstrikes in Borno

By Zagazola Makama

Multiple airstrikes by two Nigerian Air Force, NAF, fighter jets have killed many of the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) terrorists in air raids in the North East of Damboa, in Borno state.

It was gathered that the terrorists were eliminated on Sunday after the Super Tukano bombed a moving convoy of the insurgents in the axis between Shettima Abbor and  Galmasku.

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An Intelligence Sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad that the strikes were carried out following surveillance missions showing two moving vehicles and several motorcycles conveying many fighters.

The sources said that the fighter jets dispatched for the military operation scored an accurate hit at the convoy, destroying one hilux vehicle and killing all its occupants.

According to a NAF intelligence operative, the bombardments also eliminated some of the terrorists on motorcycles while others escaped.

He said the subsidiary operation was an air interdiction operation aimed at taking out identified terrorists’ targets in the Lake Chad and Sambisa Forest areas of Borno.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria, operating in concert with other security agencies and stakeholders, will sustain its efforts to rid the North East of all terrorists and other criminal elements,” he said.

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