On Sunday, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) killed dozens of Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists in Lamboa, Borno State’s Kaga Local Government Area.
Multiple airstrikes by Alpha-Jets, L-39, and MI-35 helicopters targeted a well-known terrorist, Modu Sulum, and others.
Sulum, the ISWAP Logistics Commander, was present when Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram factional commander, was killed in May.
Sulum was responsible for the destruction of power transmission towers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway at Malanari, as well as attacks on travelers in Auno and Jakana.
In a convoy of eight gun trucks, the militants had invaded Lamboa in preparation for attacks on the Mainok axis.
After the NAF reconnaissance platform flew over the location to check the objectives, ground and air troops canceled their mission.
The mission, according to NAF Director of Information Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, was a success.
“Of the eight terrorist gun trucks spotted by our reconnaissance team, the aircraft took out six terrorists and an uncertain number of others.
The official told PRNigeria that “Nigerian Army forces and our air components are sweeping up the area and assessing the situation”.
Gabwet praised the energy and cohesion displayed by all branches of the military in the North-East theater.
With the assumption of office of Major General Chris Musa, the New Theatre Commander Operation Hadi Kai, military offensives have increased.