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  • Updated: September 21, 2023

Military Airstrikes Kill Terrorists In Borno Village

Military Airstrikes Kill Terrorists In Borno Village

Military airstrikes by the air component of the army Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), have killed about eight terrorists at the Baranga village in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.

The terrorists were eliminated on Wednesday when the troops targeted their gun truck.

The operation was carried out as part of the efforts of the Nigerian Military to sustain further onslaught against the remnant Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast.

The spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, made this known in a statement. 

According to Gabwet, the terrorists had taken cover under thick vegetation upon sighting the military aircraft. 

"The opportunity strike, which presented itself unexpectedly, occurred when 2 armed terrorists on a motorcycle along an active track were trailed. 

"After sighting the aircraft, the terrorists took cover under a thick vegetation.

"Upon engaging the vegetation cover, a gun truck with 8 terrorists suddenly appeared, speeding off to evade the attack. 

"Subsequently, the gun truck was engaged and destroyed, thus eliminating the terrorists. 

"Remnants of terrorists in the Northeast continue to seek the covers of thick forests and vegetation to evade being detected by the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies. 

"This strike is yet again a clear indication of the commitment of the AFN towards ensuring terrorists find it difficult to randomly roam about freely attacking law-abiding Nigerians," Gabwet added.

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