Nigerian Airforce eliminate over 100 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno Mandara Mountains 


By: Zagazola Makama 


Over 100 terrorists from the Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād(JAS) Boko Haram faction, have been naturalized in the long week coordinated strikes by the Nigerian Airforce in the fringes of Gwoza Local Government Area. 


The  precise intelligence led airstrikes conducted  by the Air Component, under OPERATION WARUN 3, between June 9 and 11, 2023, in Grazah and Wa-Jahode, in the fringes of the Mandara Mountains resulted in the obliteration of the terrorists. 


Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counterinsurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region that the first airstrikes were carried out in Grazah in a location   administered by the Boko Haram  terrorists, which also served as their meeting point.


Ground assessment by sources revealed that the Super Tukano Aircraft scores an accurate hit which resulted in the elimination  of a number of the Boko Haram  unit commanders and high value fighters, while many more who escaped were seriously injured.


Consequently, on June 11, the Air Component carried out a follow-up strikes in  Wa-Jahode, which has been confirmed very successful as many other terrorists were neutralized with others said to be in critical condition. 


The Air Component also destroyed many structures which served as a haven to the terrorists. 


The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall IO Amao, launched the  intensive offensive Air  operation nicknamed: OPERATION WARUN 3, across all the Theatres of Operation with the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai as the main focus.


The aim is to soften ground for the surface forces to exploit with a view to facilitating speedy elimination of  terrorists and bandits across the country.

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