Troops from the Nigerian military, operating as part of Operation Hadin Kai’s air component in the Nigerian Air Force, successfully eliminated a significant number of terrorists located on the well-known Mandara Mountain, as reported by Daily Trust on Sunday.
According to the Nigerian Air Force, these terrorists were targeted at an isolated location with three zinc structures surrounded by trees, where they were holding a meeting in preparation for a major attack on innocent citizens. The NAF spokesperson, Edward Gabkwet, explained that more than 100 heavily armed terrorists were observed engaging in banter and moving randomly around the structures, which also included four troop carriers.
Air Commodore Gabkwet informed the media that the aftermath of the airstrikes revealed the destruction of two out of the three structures and the entire troop carriers involved in the operation. Among the terrorists neutralized, key figures like Abu Asad from the Ali Ngulde group under Boko Haram were listed, along with others such as Ibrahim Nakeeb, Mujaheed Dimtu, Mustafa Munzir, and several fighters.
Commenting on the operation, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar, charged his air troops to maintain synergy with the land components. He urged them to sustain the momentum in keeping the terrorists on the defensive.