Nigerian military confirms Boko Haram fighters killed in airstrikes

The places were being used as staging areas, according to the spokesperson, where some Boko Haram leaders and their fighters met to prepare and launch attacks.
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An undisclosed number of Boko Haram fighters were killed in airstrikes around Tudun Wulgo and Tumbun Gini in the restive the northeastern state of Borno, the Nigerian military reported on Friday.

According to Xinhua, John Enenche, the Nigerian defence spokesman, said that the terrorist hideouts were situated on the fringes of Lake Chad.

He said the airstrikes were carried out after "a series of aerial surveillance missions had indicated their locations." on Thursday as part of an operation.

The places were being used as staging areas, according to the spokesperson, where some Boko Haram leaders and their fighters met to prepare and launch attacks.

Thus, Enenche said the task force sent a group of the Nigerian air force fighter jets and helicopter gunships to the two locations.

He added, without specifying the number of militants killed, that the attack aircraft scored devastating hits in the target areas, destroying certain buildings and neutralizing many of the terrorists.

Since 2009, Boko Haram has been attempting to create an Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria, spreading its attacks to the Lake Chad Basin countries.

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