The Defence Headquarters has said that the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed Boko Haram’s logistics base in Borno State.
Major Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
Enenche also said that scores of terrorists were killed in an air raid.
June 25 at Tongule and Bukar Meram.
According to him, the air raid was launched under the subsidiary of Operation Long Reach after a series of surveillance missions indicated a resurgence of terrorists’ activities at the two settlements.
He said that credible intelligence indicated frequent convergence of terrorists at Tongue where about 35 terrorists were spotted by the NAF surveillance aircraft in different parts of the settlement.
According to him, the aircraft vectored the fighter jets to attack the target area.
“The munitions from the jets hit designated areas within the settlement, destroying some structures and taking out many of the terrorists.
“Similarly, at Bukar Meram, a Boko Haram logistics hub on the fringes of Lake Chad, the airstrikes were executed in multiple waves resulting in the obliteration of designated portions of the terrorists’ facilities.
Several of their fighters were also killed in the process.
“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commends the ATF for their dedication and professionalism.
“The Defence Headquarters equally urges them to intensify the air offensive against the terrorists and all other criminal elements threatening the peace and security of our beloved country,” he said.
Gunmen scatter scheduled COVID-19 meeting in Kogi, steal documents, destroy offices
Unknown gunmen on Wednesday attacked staff of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja who were planning a press conference to pressure the Federal Government into establishing a COVID-19 screening centre in the state.
We gathered that the gunmen shot sporadically into the air to scare people away, then went to the records and admin department where they seized laptops and destroyed a few things. They ransacked the Medical Director’s office, too.
Horror on the loose: kidnapper who kills and deposits bodies of victims in septic tank arrested in Rivers
The Rivers State Police Command said its Anti-kidnapping Unit has arrested a notorious kidnapper and serial killer, Anthony Ndubuisi, during a sting operation.
Ndubuisi, who hails from Imo State but resides in Umuebulu Etche Local Council Area of Rivers, has carried out several kidnappings and killings of victims including three foreign nationals and a Nigerian.
A statement by the command said, “Operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit in a sting operation yesterday 29/6/20202 at about 1330hrs, arrested a notorious kidnapper and serial killer, one Anthony Ndubuisi from Ngo-Okpala in Imo State but who resides at Umuebulu Etche LGA.
“The suspect, who was arrested through intelligence, upon interrogation confessed to have carried out several kidnappings and killings of his victims including three foreign nationals and a Nigerian. The recent, being the kidnapping and killing of one Ajumiene Offor, who was lured from Aba to his house for a business transaction but kidnapped and killed on 9/6/2020.”
However, during the course of investigation, the suspect led policemen to his house at Umuebulu where he pointed to a septic tank that contained the bodies of his victims.
“On exhumation, we recovered three human skulls and decomposing body of his recent victim.
“They have been evacuated and taken to the mortuary for autopsy,” the police statement added.
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