The Nigerian Air Force said it carried out an air attack on a ‘well-known terrorists’ enclave’ being utilised as a logistical storage location in Borno State.
The Nigerian Air Force’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said in a statement on Sunday that the onslaught by the air component of Operation Hadin Kai resulted in the death of several terrorists, while at least four gun trucks belonging to them caught fire after being bombed.
He stated that the operations were carried out on November 8 and 11 to deny terrorists the ability to commit crimes.
The statement said:
“Two major air strikes on November 8 and November 11, 2023, undertaken by the air component of Operation Hadin Kai have led to the decimation of several terrorists taking cover at Ajigin and Banki Junction areas located in Borno State.
“Air interdiction missions were also conducted at a location 7km East of Banki Junction on 11 November 2023. The location was a well-known terrorists’ enclave hitherto deserted but suddenly active with high terrorists’ activities and used as a logistics storage area and staging area to attack troops’ locations at Bank Junction.
“The need to attack the location thus became necessary. Accordingly, NAF aircraft were scrambled to interdict the location. The aftermath of the strike revealed the destruction of the location with the logistics sites on fire.”
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