NAF Airstrikes Annihilate Terrorists and Eliminate Gun Trucks in Borno and Zamfara States
The Nigerian Air Force, as part of its operations Hadin Kai and Hadarin Daji, has reported significant success in countering terrorism through a series of precision air strikes. This update was provided in an official statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, released on a Sunday in Abuja.
Gabkwet disclosed that the air component carried out air interdiction missions in the early hours of Saturday at a newly identified hideout of terrorists located near the Lake Chad region, specifically at Bukar Meram in Borno State. The decision to conduct these strikes was prompted by intelligence indicating the recent movement of terrorists from Suwa to the Bukar Meram area, potentially indicating an impending threat to both ground troops and innocent civilians.
The air strikes were executed to neutralize the terrorist threat in the Bukar Meram area. Gabkwet reported, “Feedback received after the strikes revealed the expected outcome was achieved as several terrorists were neutralized, while over 40 motorcycles and six gun trucks were destroyed.” Furthermore, a group of terrorists traveling in a convoy of approximately 70 motorcycles along the road track from Kabaro towards Sangeko was subsequently engaged and neutralized. Their motorcycles were also destroyed, and some sustained injuries.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet conveyed the commendation of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, who expressed appreciation for the professionalism and dedication displayed by the air components. In his words, “Your efforts and support to the ground troops are commendable. Stay focused and do not be complacent as we must continue to give our citizens the confidence they deserve to thrive.” This success underscores the commitment of the Nigerian Air Force in its mission to safeguard the nation’s security.