NAF Jets Bomb Terrorists’ Enclave in Niger
By John Shiklam in Kaduna
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets on internal security operations have hit another terrorists enclave at Kurebe in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, killing many criminals.
NAF Director, Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the terrorists had assembled at Kurebe for a crucial meeting hosted by Aminu Duniya, a Boko Haram commander.
Gabkwet said, the strike at Kurebe came barely hours after a coordinated joint air and ground operations neutralized several terrorists operating around Damba – Galbi axis in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The NAF spokesman said, “Over the weekend, NAF aircraft struck a terrorists gathering at Kurebe in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State after intelligence revealed that the terrorists had assembled for an important meeting hosted by Aminu Duniya, a Boko Haram terrorist commander.
“Aminu Duniya was said to have invited the terrorists to his enclave at Kurebe to the meeting which obviously attracted numerous terrorists who came in large numbers on their motorbikes.
“Sources revealed that the air strike was successful and resulted in the death of many terrorists, though it remains unclear if Aminu Duniya was also neutralized in the strike.
“It should be noted that Kurebe is a known terrorists haven as the local inhabitants of Kurebe have since vacated the villages in and around the area after the terrorists drove them away in 2021″.
The statement disclosed further that, “The strike at Kurebe came barely hours after a coordinated joint air and ground operations, neutralized several terrorists operating around Damba – Galbi axis in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.”
Gabkwet said, “The activities of the terrorists continued to make life unbearable to locals in the area.”
“So, when intelligence had revealed that the terrorists planned on overrunning a nearby village within the vicinity, the military saw that as an opportunity to surprise them.
“While NA troops laid siege around the location, NAF aircraft were directed to the suspected location of the terrorists which was then attacked. Several terrorists were confirmed killed after the strike.”