Key Boko Haram leaders killed

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken out some key leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists (BHT) from Alafa Yagayaga in the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, director of public relations and information for the NAF, in a statement released on Monday in Abuja, said the operation took effect on Saturday.

He revealed that fighter planes sent by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE had bombed a place that the leaders had gathered.

The NAF said the air raid was carried out following “credible intelligence reports that BHT leaders had converged on the target complex for a meeting this weekend”.

“The Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, which confirmed the location of the meeting, also observed several BHTs in and around other buildings near the complex.”

The statement added that the bombs from the detailed attack aircraft hit the target, causing the complex, surrounding structures and members of Boko Haram to be wiped out.

Daramola has carried out a sustained air campaign in the Northeast for the effective conduct of new ground and air operations.

Boko Haram and ISWAP activities have increased in recent weeks.

Insurgents sometimes block roads to launch attacks or invade soft targets to steal food. Villagers are murders in some cases.
Recently, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) called for more efforts to stop further insurgent attacks against aid workers and civilians in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

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