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Insurgents killed as air force bombs terrorists’ enclaves in Borno

Jan 3, 2023

At least 30 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed alongside three commanders in fresh airstrikes by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). 


Zagazola Makama, a publication focused on the Lake Chad region, reported that the operation was conducted on Sunday, January 1, around the Sambisa forest.


Four Boko Haram camps; Bula Jitoye, Halka Kojoye, Halka Alai and Bulamaye in Bama LGA of Borno were destroyed in the airstrikes. 


One of the commanders killed in the air force onslaught on Bula Jitoye is popularly called ‘Captain’ or ‘Doctor’. The two other commanders were said to have been killed in Halka Kojoye and Halka Alai.


Sources told the publication that the coordinated joint air and ground offensive by the Nigerian military was carried out hours after Boko Haram fighters and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) engaged in deadly clashes.


The two-minute 50 seconds video obtained by the publication showed Boko Haram fighters on motorbikes, burning makeshift houses and vehicles, and killing members of the ISWAP group.


One of the terrorists was heard in an intercepted communication, saying “we are killing the ISWAP and seizing all their weapons but our major problem is that the jets are killing us too”.