According to the Nigerian Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, about 300 Boko Haram militants has been killed during a night airstrike in Borno State.
It is really getting daunting and encouraging that the Nigerian forces are facing the insurgents head on. It is worthy to mention that the Nigerian army has lost many war talents in this fight which has taken 7 long years.
Day by day, Nigeria registers a milestone achievement in the war against Boko Haram terrorists. The intention of the Islamic militants is to overthrow the Nigerian government and establish itself as the ruling power in the northern part of Nigeria.
In the past few months, the Nigerian fights against Boko Haram has been yielding good results.
The most astounding Boko Haram raid till date is the kidnap of over 200 school girls from Chibok. Sadly, it’s been over 2 years and they have still not been found.
It was with great feeling of accomplishment that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadiq Abubakar announced their victory.
“We have intensified our airstrikes in recent weeks especially on the 19th of August. We strike the terrorist in en mass. I am happy about our last night operations, at least 300 of the terrorists were killed in that operations, they can never wake to fight us again.”
In the reported raid that left Abubakar Shekau severely injured, the Nigerian army records that as much as 300 Boko Haram Militants have been killed and the others injured like their leader, Abubakar Shekau.
In an official statement released in Abuja by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, top Boko Haram commanders like Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman have been confirmed dead.
“In what one could describe as the most unprecedented and spectacular air raid, we have just confirmed that as a result of the interdiction efforts of the Nigerian Air Force, some key leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists have been killed while others were wounded.”