Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, the chief of air staff, has reported about a series of successful airstrikes against Boko Haram in the last few weeks. Acording to Mr Abubakar, up to 300 militants were killed during airstrikes in Borno state this Friday. The air marshal announced the news after commissioning the borehole and hospital construction built by the Nigeria air force to address the health crisis afflicting the Bama internally displaced persons (IDP) camp.
Mr Abubakar said: “We have intensified airstrikes in recent weeks and have had outstanding results. On the 19th of this month (August), 300 terrorists were killed by our night operations.” He also warned the Boko Haram militants to surrender as soon as possible but be ready to face the wrath of justice as there would be no mercy for them.
Earlier today there were reports about Boko Haram terrorists raiding villages in Borno state, injuring locals and destroying property. Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS) has reported about an arrest of a suspected spiritual leader for Boko Haram and other notorius terrorists.