The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said that “on receiving credible Intelligence that about 20 boats with suspected Boko Haram /ISWAP terrorists were converging for a meeting on an Island in the Tumbuns on the Lake Chad and at Malam Fatori, 3 NAF aircraft under Operation Hadin Kai were scrambled to carry out strikes on the targets”.
According to him, reaching overhead the targets, the pilots observed a gathering of about 20 boats consisting of 5-7 suspected terrorists in each boat.
Using a mix of bombs and rockets, the 3 aircraft carried out series of strikes and scored devastating hits on the targets leaving some survivors scrambling for their lives.
Gabkwet said ‘the operation by the air component of Operation Hadin Kai yet again confirms the high concentration of terrorist and insurgent elements hibernating in the Lake Chad general area.
He added that working alongside the Army and Naval components as well as other security agencies under Operation HADIN KAI, the Air Component would continue to sustain its operation until the area was rid of all terrorists and insurgents.
NAF Aircraft sustains operations around Lake Chad