The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets on internal security operations have hit another terrorists enclave at Kurebe in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, neutralizing many of the criminals.
According to NAF Director, Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, who disclosed this in a statement Sunday, 14 August, the terrorists had assembled at Kurebe for a crucial meeting hosted by Aminu Duniya, a Boko Haram terrorist commander.
Gabkwet said the strike at Kurebe came barely hours after a coordinated joint air and ground operation neutralised several terrorists operating around
Damba–Galbi axis in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
According the NAF spokesman, the terrorist commander, Aminu Duniya, was said to have invited the terrorists to his enclave at Kurebe to the meeting which obviously attracted numerous terrorists who came in large numbers on their motorbikes.
“Sources revealed that the air strike was successful and resulted in the death of many terrorists, though it remains unclear if Aminu Duniya was also neutralized in the strike”.
Gabkwet noted that Kurebe has been a known haven for terrorists, whose activities in 2021 made life difficult for the local inhabitants, thereby forcing them to vacate the villages in and around the area.
“So, when intelligence had revealed that the terrorists planned on overuning a nearby village within the vicinity, the military saw that as an opportunity to surprise them.
“While NA troops laid siege around the location, NAF aircraft were directed to the suspected location of the terrorists which was then attacked. Several terrorists were confirmed killed after the strike”, Gabkwet said.