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How NAF airstrikes killed Boko Haram Commander, Abu Asad, top terrorists in Borno

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How NAF airstrikes killed Boko Haram Commander, Abu Asad, top terrorists in Borno
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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has revealed the killing of a notable Boko Haram commander, Abu Asad, and other top terrorists, in airstrike operations carried out by the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai on the Mandara Mountains, Borno State.

NAF Director of Publicity, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, in a statement indicated that the operations by the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai, was one of the most successful strikes. He narrated: “over 100 heavily armed terrorists were observed throwing banters and moving randomly around the structures which also had four troop carriers.

The aftermath of the air strike revealed that two out of the three structures, as well as the entire troop carriers, were destroyed.”

Air Commodore Gabkwet futher stated: “There are also indications that Abu Asad, a key figure in the Ali Ngulde group under Boko Haram, as well as other terrorists like Ibrahim Nakeeb, Mujaheed Dimtu, Mustafa Munzir, and several fighters, were among the several terrorists eliminated in the air strike”.

According to him, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Hasan Abubakar, commended the Air Component Commander and his team for the feet and “keeping the terrorists on their toes”.

Air Marshall Abubakar declared: “We must continue to justify the trust and confidence the Federal Government and our people have bestowed on us by ensuring that we go all out in making life unbearable for these terrorists and criminals until they surrender or are completely eliminated.”

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