The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), announced on Monday, that its air strikes destroyed terrorists’ hideouts in the Tumbuns located on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.
The force said it has also destroyed strategic logistics bases of the terrorists in the area.
A statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, noted that Tumbun Fulani and Tumbun Shitu were struck between September 27 and 30, 2023.
The Air Commodore 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.
The statement read, “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. ”
Gabkwet said the aftermath of the air strike revealed that several terrorists were killed and their trucks destroyed.
He stressed that the determination of the NAF to significantly limit the activities of terrorists in the Northeast and other parts of Nigeria remains on course.