Boko Haram militants killed in airstrikes in Lake Chad, Sambisa forest – Defence Headquarters

The Defence Headquarters says The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has neutralized scores of terrorists and destroyed their hideouts and logistics structures at Tumbuma Baba and Boboshe in Borno,.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, major general John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Enenche said the air strikes were executed on August 16, the first day of missions of a new subsidiary Operation codenamed “Hail Storm”.

He said the subsidiary operation was an air interdiction operation aimed at taking out identified terrorists’ targets in the Lake Chad and Sambisa Forest areas of Borno.

According to him, the attack at Tumbuma Baba, one of the Island settlements on the fringes of the Lake Chad, was carried out after Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports revealed that several ISWAP fighters and some of their leaders were harboured in some structures concealed under the thick vegetation of the area.

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