By ‘kanmi AKINLADE, Investigator Correspondent, Northern Zone/
ABUJA- THE Nigerian Air Force NAF has continued to sustain the offensive against insurgents on the Island of the Lake Chad with the aerial strike weekend. Sources said unspecified number of Boko Haram insurgents and the ISWAP allies were liquidated in the sustained air bombardment.
A statement by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet made available to CrimeWorld magazine online said air strike followed intelligence that terrorist were converging on the island with a view to launching an attack adding, “NAF
Aircraft under Operation Hadin Kai have continued their onslaught on terrorist and insurgent targets on islands and localities around the Lake Chad.
On receiving credible Intelligence on 20 October 2021 that about 20 boats with suspected Boko Haram /ISWAP terrorists were converging for a meeting on an Island in the Tumbuns on the Lake Chad and at Malam Fatori, 3 NAF aircraft under Operation Hadin Kai were scrambled to carry out strikes on the targets.
Reaching overhead the targets, the pilots observed a gathering of about 20 boats consisting of 5-7 suspected terrorists in each boat. Using a mix of bombs and rockets, the 3 aircraft carried out series of strikes and scored devastating hits on the targets leaving some survivors scrambling for their lives.
The operation by the air component of Operation Hadin Kai yet again confirms the high concentration of terrorist and insurgent elements hibernating in the Lake Chad general area. Working alongside the Army and Naval components as well as other security agencies under Operation HADIN KAI, the Air Component will continue to sustain its operation until the area is rid of all terrorists and insurgents.”
All rights reserved. It is an offense to either broadcast, reproduce, rewrite, publish and redistribute this material partly or wholly without the express permission from Frontpage CrimeWorld Publishers Nigeria Limited, Publishers of CrimeWorld Magazines and weekly newspapers.