The Federal Government of Nigeria has recorded so much success in the fight against insurgency and banditry in the country, since the acquisition of Super Tucano fighter jets.Image credit: Google
According to the latest report by Vanguard Newspaper, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), disclosed that its fighter aircraft under Operation Hadin Kai continued their onslaught on Boko Haram insurgent targets on islands and localities around Lake Chad with strikes on 20 boats ferrying Boko Haram terrorists for an attack.
How NAF succeeded in striking down boats carrying Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Lake Chad.
Air Commodore, Director NAF Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet, revealed that NAF received an intelligence report on 20 October 2021, that about 20 boats with suspected Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists were conveying for a meeting on an island in the Tumbuns on the Lake Chad.
He said that at Malam Fatori, three aircraft under Operation Hadin Kai were positioned to carry out the strikes on the targets.
He further stated that when the pilots reached the overhead of the targets, they observed a gathering of about 20 boats consisting of 5-7 suspected terrorists in each of the boats.
Edward Gabkwet disclosed that NAF used a mix of bombs and rockets, adding that the three aircraft carried out a series of strikes and scored devastating hits on the targets leaving some survivors scrambling for their lives.Image credit: Vanguard Newspapers
The issue of insecurity has been a major issue in Nigeria for over a decade. However, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has shown its commitment to putting an end to terrorism and banditry in the country. The Nigerian army is now better equipped with well-sophisticated weapons to win the war against terrorism in the country.
Feel free to let us know what you think about this laudable accomplishment by the Nigerian Air Force, in its fight against terrorism?
Content created and supplied by: Timelyreport (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More