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NAF Kill Many Terrorists In Niger, Kaduna Airstrikes – Spokesman

Officers of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) at weekend killed many terrorists during airstrikes in Niger and Kaduna States, spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, told reporters in Abuja on Sunday. 

According to him, NAF aircraft struck terrorists gathering at Kurebe in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State following intelligence that they had assembled for an important meeting hosted by Aminu Duniya, a Boko Haram terrorist commander. 

Duniya had invited the terrorists to his enclave at Kurebe to the meeting that attracted numerous terrorists who came in large numbers on their motorbikes, Gabkwet said.  

He said, “The air strike was successful and resulted in the death of many terrorists, though it remains unclear if Aminu Duniya was also neutralised in the strike. 

“It should be noted that Kurebe is a known terrorists’ haven as the local inhabitants of Kurebe have since vacated the villages in and around the area after the terrorists drove them away in 2021. 

“The strike at Kurebe came barely hours after a coordinated joint air and ground operations, neutralised several terrorists operating around Damba – Galbi axis in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. 

“The activities of the terrorists continued to make life unbearable to locals in the area. So, when intelligence revealed that the terrorists planned to overrun a nearby village within the vicinity, the military saw that as an opportunity to surprise them. 

“While Nigerian Army troops laid siege around the location, NAF aircraft were directed to the suspected location of the terrorists, which was then attacked. Several terrorists were confirmed killed after the strike.”

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