From Molly Kilete, Abuja

The Nigerian Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said its air component of Operation Hadarin Kai (OPHK) has bombarded the hideouts of ISWAP terrorists located at Kolleram village along the shores of Lake Chad killing over thirty terrorists.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet said that the operation, conducted on April 13, led to the killing of some senior commanders such as Ali Dawud, Bakura Fallujah, and Mallam Ari.

Gabkwet, in a statement, said several vehicles, motorcycles, and logistical assets were destroyed, severely hampering the terrorists’ operational capabilities during the air raid.

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He said Intelligence gathered after the air strike further indicated that the aerial bombardment effectively obliterated a key facility within the Kolleram enclave, which served as a hub for the terrorists’ food processing activities, including grinding machines.

The success of these airstrikes underscores NAF’s commitment to eradicating terrorism and ensuring the safety and security of Nigerian citizens. By neutralising key terrorist figures and destroying their logistical infrastructure, the operation has significantly degraded the capabilities of the ISWAP group in the region.

These airstrikes complement the ongoing efforts of ground forces in the Lake Chad flank and represent a crucial step forward in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.