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Terrorists flee as military razes hideouts in Borno

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Scores of terrorists have been killed while others fled their hideouts in Tumbuns, Arina Woje area of Borno State when the air troops attached to Operation Hadin Kai bombarded their hideouts, Daily Trust reports.

It was learnt that the operation, which was carried out on Sunday in the Lake Chad region saw the terrorists’ hideouts in the area razed down completely after intelligence revealed their nefarious activities.

The spokesman of the Nigerian Air Force, Edward Gabkwet, who confirmed this to journalists yesterday, explained that the need to attack the location with airstrikes became imperative after confirming terrorists’ bad acts in the area.

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Gabkwet, an Air Vice Marshal, vowed that the military would continue to decimate terrorists and their hideouts in the Tumbuns near Lake Chad in order to completely free innocent citizens who are being attacked on a daily basis by the criminals.

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The senior military officer added that after the airstrikes, a post-strike Battle Damage Assessment revealed several terrorists were neutralized and their hideouts set ablaze, thereby degrading their capabilities to attack surface forces.

He stressed that these airstrikes have also degraded the capabilities of terrorist elements operating in the region to attack innocent civilians residing near Arina Woje in Borno State.

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