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.
to Xinhua, John Enenche, the Nigerian defence spokesman, said that the
terrorist hideouts were situated on the fringes of Lake Chad.
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.
Enenche said the task force sent a group of the Nigerian air force
fighter jets and helicopter gunships to the two locations.
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