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Nigerian Airforce disrupts terrorist meeting on Lake Chad with bombs

By Peter Iyoma, October 24, 2021

The Nigerian Air Force says it has disrupted a meeting between suspected Boko Haram /ISWAP terrorists on the Lake Chad with targeted bombs and rockets.

In a statement signed by spokesperson Edward Gabkwet, the air force said it would sustain its onslaught on terrorists operating in and around the Lake Chad.

“On receiving credible Intelligence on 20 October 2021 that about 20 boats with suspected Boko Haram /ISWAP terrorists were converging for a meeting on an Island in the Tumbuns on the Lake Chad and at Malam Fatori, 3 NAF aircraft under Operation Hadin Kai were scrambled to carry out strikes on the targets,” the statement dated October 22 said.

“Reaching overhead the targets, the pilots observed a gathering of about 20 boats consisting of 5-7 suspected terrorists in each boat.

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“Using a mix of bombs and rockets, the 3 aircraft carried out series of strikes and scored devastating hits on the targets leaving some survivors scrambling for their lives.

“The operation by the air component of Operation Hadin Kai yet again confirms the high concentration of terrorist and insurgent elements hibernating in the Lake Chad general area.

“Working alongside the Army and Naval components as well as other security agencies under Operation HADIN KAI, the Air Component will continue to sustain its operation until the area is rid of all terrorists and insurgents.”

(Channelstv)

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