In what could possibly be considered as retaliatory air strikes on terrorists after their tried assault on a Nigerian Military location in Mallam Fatori, Nigerian Air Pressure (NAF) plane underneath the Air Element of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have carried out collection of air strikes on terrorists’ places within the Tumbuns close to Lake Chad.
Blueprin gathered from army sources that, following the flooding of the Northern a part of the Tumbuns of the Lake chad, Mallam Fatori city and NA troop’s location located within the city had grow to be flooded thereby limiting their mobility.
“For Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists, the flooding thus supplied a possibility to make the most of the state of affairs and take a look at their luck in attacking troops location with little or no success.
“This necessitated the necessity for a number of air recce missions within the space to determine and find the terrorists and their enclaves. Intelligence revealed that certainly the terrorists had been infiltrating into Mallam Fatori from Tumbun Fulani and so they had with them 4 gun vans, a number of help weapons and different technicals.”
In response to him, the strikes on Tumbun Fulani led to the destruction of three of the gun vans hidden underneath timber with a number of terrorists scampering in direction of 6 boats on the shores of the Lake Chad.
He added that related strikes had been performed on the 27 November 2022 on one other terrorists’ location at Tumbun Hamma, one of many recognized places for ISWAP coaching camps within the Lake Chad Area.
“There, about 24 ISWAP terrorists, who had been noticed to be present process weapon dealing with and Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) coaching on the location for six consecutive days had been struck by NAF plane. The impact of the strike was adjudged very profitable and led to degrading of the threats posed by the terrorists.
“The efforts of the NAF in defending NA places inside the Joint Theatres of Operation is a optimistic growth and indicative of the excessive stage of cooperation and synergy presently being noticed among the many varied safety businesses.
“This bodes properly for your complete nation and offers Nigerians a way of pleasure and confidence that so long as the safety businesses proceed to work collectively, the dangers posed by enemies of the State will likely be vastly curtailed and minimized,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, efforts to succeed in the Director Defence Info, Main Basic Jimmy Akpor or the NAF Spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet for feedback had been unsuccessful.