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NAF airstrikes decimate terrorists’ cells in Niger State


The Nigerian Air Power, NAF, has reported a big blow to terrorists’ parts in Niger State following airstrikes performed in Allawa village, Shiroro Native Authorities Space.

In accordance with Edward Gabkwet, NAF spokesperson, the airstrikes had been carried out by the air element of Operation Whirl Punch on Could 3.

The operation focused terrorists who had attacked a main college in Allawa and invaded Galapai village on Could 1.

Gabkwet said, “Related airstrikes had been performed the identical day, 3 Could 2024, when the air element of Operation Whirl Punch performed pre-emptive air strikes over terrorists hibernating in Allawa village, close to Shiroro in Niger State.”

He defined that the mission was primarily based on credible intelligence indicating the presence of terrorists within the space following the evacuation of locals for his or her security.

The assertion continued, “These terrorists had, on 1 Could 2024, stormed the abandoned Allawa neighborhood in Shiroro Native Authorities Space (LGA) and torched the Central Main College.

“Within the night of the identical day, one other group of terrorists additionally arrived on the location, wielding AK-47/49 rifles after invading Galapai village in Galadima Kogo district of the identical LGA.

“Accordingly, to stop additional occupation in addition to pursue the terrorists from the situation, the air element scrambled a formation of its platforms to assault the situation.

“On arrival on the location, a number of terrorists had been sighted and engaged successfully.”

Gabkwet mentioned the troops additionally raided Allawa forest and destroyed a stockpile of arms hidden within the forest by the terrorists.

He mentioned, in one other operation, the troops performed an airstrike at Chinene within the Mandara mountains, positioned alongside the Nigeria-Cameroon border.

The operation resulted within the neutralization of a number of terrorists and the destruction of their weapons and logistics.

Gabkwet additional famous, “Throughout the similar location, 7-gun vehicles had been additionally noticed parked beneath bushes.

“Accordingly, air interdiction was authorised and performed over the meeting space and tree coverings to decimate the terrorists and destroy their weapons and mobility.

“After the strike, battle harm evaluation footages acquired later revealed that the strikes had been profitable as a number of terrorists had been neutralised and logistics destroyed.”

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