Daily News Egypt

Nigeria's army kills scores of Boko Haram militants in airstrikes

Advertising Area

Advertising Area

Nigeria’s army kills scores of Boko Haram militants in airstrikes

Boko Haram group has been trying to establish an Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria since 2009. The group also extended attacks to Lake Chad Basin


Scores of Boko Haram militants were killed in a series of airstrikes by the Nigerian military in Nigeria’s restive northeastern state of Borno, an official said on Friday.

In a statement available to Xinhua, John Enenche, spokesman for the military, said armed forces attacked the hideouts of the jihadist group near Tumbun Gini in Borno on Wednesday.

The air raids were launched after “a series of aerial surveillance missions indicated that the location was being used as a staging area” where some Boko Haram leaders and their fighters met to plan and launch attacks, Enenche said.

The Boko Haram group has been trying to establish an Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria since 2009. The jihadist group has also extended its attacks to countries in the Lake Chad Basin.

Advertising Area

https://dailyfeed.dailynewsegypt.com/2021/01/01/nigerias-army-kills-scores-of-boko-haram-militants-in-airstrikes/
Breaking News

No current breaking news

Receive our daily newsletter
Subscribe