The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, says it carried out several air strikes on suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ locations on the outskirts of Tumbin Gini and Tumbin Kayewa, Northeastern Borno State, on Friday 16 September 2016.
A statement posted on the force’s social media page on Sunday said that the air strikes were in continuation of NAF’s efforts at finishing the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.
The statement added that “the air strikes were as a result of ground based intelligence and successive Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance reports obtained from several missions flown by NAF platforms.”
“A post-strike battle damage assessment of the the strikes revealed that the rendezvous was badly damaged with many casualties while those far from the vicinity could be seen scrambling to safety.”
The NAF said that the aircrafts involved in the operations were the NAF F-7Ni and the Alpha jets.
It added that the air operations have continued to make life difficult for the terrorists.
“This has enabled unhindered advance by the surface forces as part of the ongoing Operation GAMA AIKI,” the statement added.
Recall that the NAF had, in an earlier operation successfully conducted air strikes on Boko Haram camps at Tumbin Rego on 26 August which led to the death of many high ranking members of the group.
Below is the link to the video of the airstrikes as released by NAF.