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Nigerian Air Force conducts fresh air strikes on Boko Haram camps in Borno state

Nigerian Air Force conducts fresh air strikes on Boko Haram camps in Borno state

Nigeria

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has conducted a fresh air strikes against Boko Haram in the Northeast of Bornu state.

The air force jets on Friday, bombed and damaged suspected militants hideouts on the outskirts of Tumbin Gini and Tumbin Kayewa in the area.

NAF Director of Public Relations,Ayodele Famuyiwa in a statement said the air strikes were a result of ground based intelligence and successive Intelligence Surveillance.

The air offensive of the NAF has continued to deny the terrorists any hiding place and room for maneuver. This has enabled unhindered advance by the surface forces as part of the ongoing Operation GAMA AIKI

The latest strike was part of Nigerian government’s efforts to eliminate the terrorist from the region.

Famuyiwa said the F-7Ni and the Alpha jets of the Nigerian air force were used for the bombing operation.

“The air offensive of the NAF has continued to deny the terrorists any hiding place and room for maneuver. This has enabled unhindered advance by the surface forces as part of the ongoing Operation GAMA AIKI,” he said in the statement.

Referring to the previous air strikes conducted by the air force on 26 August targeting Boko Haram camps at Tumbin Rego, the officer said they had succeeded in killing “many high ranking members of the group.”

The abduction of some 300 school girls from a school in Chibok, most of whom are still in captivity had made international headlines.

Meanwhile, a recent attack by the suspected Boko Haram group outside a village church in Chibok has left about 8 people dead.

A local resident said the incident was carried out by gunmen on bicycles, local media reports.