Air Force Raid Kills 300 Boko Haram Members

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The Nigerian Air Force said it has killed 300 Boko Haram members in an air raid it described as a major success on August 19.




    The raid followed intelligence on the location of the insurgents.

    In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Ayodele Famuyiwa, a Group Captain, the Air Force said it received some intelligence that members of the group usually held meetings at a location at Kangarwa.

    “Prior to this fateful day the NAF, on 16 August 2016, had commenced series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions to corroborate human intelligence that key BHT commanders gather at the said location to hold meeting at night,” the statement read, adding that the essence of the renewed airstrikes is to decimate remnants of the insurgents, particularly those who fled to the northern part of Borno State.

    This information was coming less than 24 hours after the Nigerian Army issued a statement that notorious Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, was fatally injured in a raid carried out by the Air Force on Friday.

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