NAF said its fighter jets conducted several air strikes at suspected locations on the outskirts of Tumbin Gini, where a high-level Boko Haram meeting was being held.
The air force disclosed on Sunday, Septembers 18, that its fighter jets conducted several air strikes at suspected locations on the outskirts of Tumbin Gini and Tumbin Kayewa Northeastern Borno on Friday 16 September 2016.
“The air strikes were as a result of ground based intelligence and successive Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance reports obtained from several missions flown by NAF platforms," a statement by Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, Director of Public Relations said.
He added: “In a video released by the NAF, some of the terrorists could be seen at one of the rendezvous where they were believed to be holding a high-level meeting when NAF jets were scrambled to hit the locations.
“A post-strike battle damage assessment of the strikes revealed that the rendezvous was badly damaged with many casualties while those far from the vicinity could be seen scrambling to safety.
“The aircraft involved in the air strikes are the NAF F-7Ni and the Alpha jets. The air offensive of the NAF has continued to deny the terrorists any hiding place and room for maneuver.
“This has enabled unhindered advance by the surface forces as part of the ongoing Operation GAMA AIKI.
Pulse recalls that NAF had previously conducted air strikes on BHT Camps at Tumbin Rego on 26 August which led to the death of many high ranking members of the group.