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  • Updated: May 29, 2024

Katsina: Scores killed as NAF airstrikes hit terrorists’ hideouts

Katsina: Scores killed as NAF airstrikes hit terrorists’ h

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) conducted airstrikes in Katsina State, killing thirty terrorists.

Allnews.ng gathered that the airstrikes on May 27 targeted terrorist kingpin hideouts in Bakai, Bakarya, and Yartsintsiya villages in the Kankara Local Government Area of the state.

The NAF's spokesperson, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, announced in a statement posted on Wednesday, May 29.

Gabkwet stated that solid evidence suggested that the terrorist ringleader, Babura, had narrowly evaded the air attacks.

Airstrikes were also carried out at Tumbun Fulani, near Lake Chad, targeting militants at a previously abandoned stronghold.

The strikes were authorised based on surveillance that showed terrorists relocating to new hideouts and moving logistics.

Gabkwet said: “Similar air strikes were also carried out by the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai on the same day at Tumbun Fulani, near Lake Chad, against terrorists at a once abandoned hideout.

“The strikes were authorized after Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions observed a pattern that was consistent with the relocation of terrorists to new hideouts and movement of their logistics.”

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