Dozens of terrorists were killed in an airstrike carried out by the Nigerian Air Force jets, a report has said. The slain terrorists are said to belong to the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), who were bombed while being trained in the handling of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) production in the Lake Chad region.
The airstrikes took place on Sunday, at Tumbun Hamma, one of the identified locations for ISWAP training camps in Lake Chad.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, confirmed the attack on terrorists positions without giving the casualty figure.
Leadership is reporting a senior military source as saying that the slain terrorists had been receiving training six days before their sudden deaths.
The Air Force is said to have carried out similar attacks on terrorists located in the Tumbuns near Lake Chad.
The terrorists allegedly moved in convoy of four gun trucks and several other weapons when the NAF jet bombarded them.
“The strikes on Tumbun Fulani led to the destruction of 3 of the gun trucks hidden under trees with several terrorists scampering towards 6 boats on the shores of the Lake Chad eliminated as well, thereby degrading their ability to attack own forces.
“Similar strikes were conducted on the 27 November 2022 on another terrorists’ location at Tumbun Hamma, one of the identified locations for ISWAP training camps in the Lake Chad Region,” a military source was quoted to have said.