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Army kills 37 ISWAP-Boko Haram fighters in Yobe


Nigerian Army Police patrol Katsina Community after bandits' attack

At least 37 ISWAP-Boko Haram insurgents had been neutralised by a joint military operation by the air force and ground troops of the Nigerian military in Bula Yobe, Jabullam, Yobe State.

This was disclosed in a statement released by the Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, just as NAF airstrikes by the attack jets destroyed dozens of terrorists’ camps in the Abadam area and the Sambisa forest.

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The PUNCH reported that the hideouts of ISWAP terrorists in Jabullam and Yauma Wango in the Abadam Local Government Area of the state and Parisu in the Sambisa forest were destroyed on Wednesday.

Following a series of aerial surveillance missions that indicated massive convergence of the terrorists in standby to stage attacks asir strikes were launched by NAF destroying the terrorists, according to an intelligence source.

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The NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said in a statement, “The Nigerian Air Force jets dispatched by the ATF Command scored accurate hits on the targeted locations, obliterating and killing scores of the terrorists in the general areas. Several gun trucks and armoury of the terrorists were destroyed, while a ground assessment by sources revealed that a number of ISWAP high-value fighters were eliminated.

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“The operation, which was efficiently coordinated by our Air Task Force and ground troops, resulted in the neutralisation of the terrorist elements. We have also sustained aerial bombardments to rout the fleeing ISWAP-Boko Haram criminals.”