An offensive attack by the Nigerian military, using two Super Tucano fighter jets targeted three terrorists hideouts in Sambisa forest, Borno State, killing at least 49 members of Boko Haram, also known as Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad.
The Air Task Force’s Operation Hadin Kai, launched many airstrikes against the terrorist camps of Gargash, Minna, and Gazuwa in the Bama Local Government Area on August 30 and 31, 2022.
Zagazola Makama, a security analyst and counter-insurgency expert in Lake Chad, stated that on August 30, 2022, airstrikes in Gargash were directed at a terrorists’ moving vehicle, killing all of its passengers.
Military combat aircrafts continued their bombardment on targets in Minna, delivering critical blows on the hideouts that resulted in the elimination of some Boko Haram terrorists while other fighters managed to flee with gunshot wounds.
After intelligence surveillance indicated the extensive presence of the fighters involved in some form of activities, a second air attack was carried out in Gazuwa on August 31.
As a result, the ATF sent its fighter aircraft to strike the two locations, killing a large number of terrorists while destroying their weapons and equipment, some of which could be seen engulfed in flames.
The attack led to the neutralization of about 29 terrorists in Gazuwa, 4 were murdered in a vehicle in Gargash, and 16 more extremists met their demise in Minna.
A top intelligence source hinted that the Air Force will continue its offensives against terrorists in the Northeast while working in tandem with land troops.
Recall that Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), instructed operational commanders of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to “show no compassion” and make sure they use the greatest amount of firepower against terrorists presenting security risks to the nation.