Nigerian Air Force, on Monday, said its air strikes destroyed terrorists’ hideouts in the Tumbuns located on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.
The AirForce said it has also destroyed strategic logistics bases of the terrorists in the area.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, in a statement, disclosed that Tumbun Fulani and Tumbun Shitu were struck between September 27 and 30, 2023.
The NAF spokesman stated that the strikes were carried out when activities of terrorists in the locations were confirmed to have constituted a threat to military formations and law-abiding Nigerians residing within the locations.
According to the statement, “At Tumbun Fulani, terrorists were observed loading jerricans in two gun trucks concealed under shrubs.
“Subsequently, NAF aircraft were scrambled to interdict the location, believed to be a major logistics base. After the strike, Battle Damage Assessment revealed several terrorists were neutralised and the gun trucks destroyed.
“Similar strikes were also undertaken at Tumbun Shitu after structures believed to be terrorists’ hideouts were observed tucked under thick foliage. ”
He added that at the end of the air strike, that several terrorists were killed and their trucks destroyed.
The AirForce spokesman expressed the determination of the NAF to significantly limit the activities of terrorists in the North-East and other parts of Nigeria.