NAF jets hit ISWAP/Boko Haram boats in Lake Chad, many killed

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Nigerian Air Force fighter jets hit boats carrying ISWAP/ Boko Haram terrorists in Lake Chad area of Borno State

Many terrorists were killed as Nigerian Air Force, NAF, pilots rained bombs and rockets from three fighter jets on 20 boats ferrying Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists for meeting on islands and localities around the Lake Chad, Borno State.

NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, revealed this in a statement on Saturday.

According to him, three NAF aircraft under Operation Hadin Kai were scrambled to carry out the strikes following receipt of credible Intelligence on 20 October that about 20 boats with suspected Boko Haram /ISWAP terrorists were converging for a meeting on an Island in the Tumbuns on the Lake Chad and at Malam Fatori area of Borno State.

“Reaching overhead the targets, the pilots observed a gathering of about 20 boats consisting of 5-7 suspected terrorists in each boat.

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“Using a mix of bombs and rockets, the 3 aircraft carried out series of strikes and scored devastating hits on the targets leaving some survivors scrambling for their lives.

“The operation by the air component of Operation Hadin Kai yet again confirms the high concentration of terrorist and insurgent elements hibernating in the Lake Chad general area.

“Working alongside the Army and Naval components as well as other security agencies under Operation Hadin KaiI, the Air Component will continue to sustain its operation until the area is rid of all terrorists and insurgents.”