Terrorists In Tumbun Fulani And Tumbun Shitu At Receiving End, As NAF Firepower Neutralise and Destroy Guntrucks

The Nigerian Air Force on Monday said, its air strikes obliterated terrorists hideouts in the Tumbuns on the fringes of Lake Tchad in Borno State, destroying their structures and strategic logistics base.

Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a press statement noted specifically, that Tumbun Fulani and Tumbun Shitu were struck between 27-30 September 2023, when activities of terrorists in the locations were confirmed to have constituted a threat to military formations and law-abiding Nigerians residing within the locations.  

Air Commodore Edward Gabkwe revealed tgat at Tumbun Fulani, terrorists were observed loading jerricans in two guntrucks concealed under shrubs. 

He said subsequently, NAF aircraft were scrambled to interdict the location, believed to be a major logistics base. After the strike, Battle Damage Assessment revealed several terrorists were neutralised and the guntrucks destroyed.

He added that anothet similar strikes were also undertaken at Tumbun Shitu after structures believed to be terrorists’ hideout were observed tucked under thick foliage. 

He added that 3 guntrucks with terrorists were sighted moving into the location. The need to strike the location thus became imperative. The aftermath of the air strike revealed several terrorists were neutralised and the trucks destroyed. 

The determination of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) to significantly limit the activities of terrorists in the Northeast and indeed other parts of Nigeria remains on course. 

Operational gains by the AFN are indicative of improved synergy and cooperation by all security agencies as well as the unwavering support of all Nigerians.   

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