A top Boko Haram terrorist leader, Abu Asad and numerous others have been killed by the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai.
The terrorists were killed in air strikes on their stronghold in Tagoshe on the Mandara Mountains in Borno.
Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director, Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force (NAF), said this in a statement, on Saturday in Abuja.
Gabkwet stated that the air strikes carried out on Friday were one of the most successful strikes by the air component of Operation Hadin Kai in recent memory.
He said NAF spotted a group of terrorists in a remote place consisting of three zinced huts surrounded by trees.
He added that the tape showed the terrorists gathering at the spot for either a well-planned meeting or a large attack on troops.
Over 100 heavily armed terrorists were witnessed hurling banters and wandering wildly around the structures, which also housed four army carriers, according to him.
“The aftermath of the air strike revealed that two out of the three structures, as well as the entire troop carriers, were destroyed.
“There are also indications that Abu Asad, a key figure in the Ali Ngulde group under Boko Haram, as well as other terrorists like Ibrahim Nakeeb, Mujaheed Dimtu, Mustafa Munzir, and several fighters were among the several terrorists eliminated in the air strike,” he said.