The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar today said that about 300 Boko Haram members were killed by the Nigerian Air Force in a raid in Borno State.
Abubakar disclosed this in Bama as he addressed men and officers of the Nigerian Air Force.
“I cannot but say thank you. I am very happy to note that since August 16 to now, you undertook extensive air operations and we were able to deal with these terrorists trying to make life difficult for our people.
“I want to say from the briefing that I received from the Air component commander that I am satisfied with what you have done.
“Of particular note is the operation you conducted on the 19th of this month, it was a night operation and we were very lucky to deal with these guys (insurgents) who had en-massed and were planning an attack . We are very happy to note that about 300 of them will not be available to commit evil again.”