Miltary Airstrikes Eliminate Three Boko Haram Commanders, 30 Others

The Nigerian military has continued to record success in the ongoing onslaught against insurgency following the elimination of 30 Boko Haram terrorists including three commanders in Sambisa Forest, Borno.

Counter insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, on Tuesday, disclosed that the insurgents were neutralized in multiple airstrikes by two Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Super Tukano jets on 1 January, raining bombs in four terrorist camps in Bula Jitoye, Halka Kojoye and Halka Alai, in Bulamaye, Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

TheFact Daily reports that the Boko Haram Insurgents were on rampage burning makeshift houses and vehicles and killing few members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP.

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According to Makama, the incident, captured in a near 3-minutes video clip and released by him, occured less than twenty-four hours after an intense attack between rival factions of ISWAP and Boko Haram broke out and lasted for 14 hours at Toumbun Allura and Kangar areas.

The deadly rival attacks titled “battle of vengeance” was spearheaded by Ali Ngulde in company of other top commanders comprising of Abu Nazir, Muke, Ba’a Isa, and Mallam Abubakar.

Sources said that the coordinated joint air and ground offensive of the Nigerian military came barely hours after the terrorists’ deadly clashes within the general area.

The source further disclosed that one of the commanders simply referred to as ‘Captain’ or ‘Medical Doctor’ was killed by the airstrikes in the camp of Bula Jitoye, noting also that the two others, (names yet to be comfirmed) were killed in Halka Kojoye and Halka Alai.

It was further disclosed that one of the terrorists was heard in an intercepted communication, saying, “…we are killing the ISWAP and seizing all their weapons. But our major problem is that the jets are killing us too. On January 1, 2023, we lost about 30 fighters including 3 of our commanders; even Doctor was killed in the strikes. We want to fight them but we are afraid of the jets”.

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