How night air raids neutralized scores of terrorists, gun trucks during conference in Sambisa

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Joint troops of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have scored another devastating hit on terrorists during their conference at spot within the Sambisa forest.

A statement by director of Army public relations revealed how the federal troops observed movement of gun truck last Saturday near Yuwe, in Borno.

“The trucks later moved to a remote location, where they were joined by other terrorist elements, in what seemed like a convergence for a meeting. Over 50 Boko Haram/ ISWAP fighters were observed to have gathered at the meeting,” Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu said on the weekend.

“Having clearly identified the terrorists’ hideout, the Air Component of OPHK immediately dispatched two aircraft to conduct air interdiction on the location.

“The strikes, which were carried out under cover of darkness, were successful and devastating, as battle damage assessment corroborated by local sources revealed that over 37 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists were neutralized, while several of them reportedly suffered varying degrees of injury.

“In another development, as the aircraft retreated to base after the air interdiction, the combat air crew located another set of four Gun Trucks about six Kilometers South West of Bama.

“The air crew immediately relayed the coordinates of the location of the Gun Trucks to troops of the Land Component at Bama, who promptly engaged the location with Artillery fire bombardment, neutralizing the insurgents’ gun trucks,” the director added.

According to him, the successful joint operations conducted by both the air and land components, with the support of other security agencies under Operation HADIN KAI has yet again underscored the importance of synergy and cooperation in the fight against terrorism and insurgency.