Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets recently hit another terrorist enclave at Kurebe, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, and neutralised many criminals at the location.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the terrorists had assembled at Kurebe for a meeting hosted by Aminu Duniya, a Boko Haram terrorist commander.
Gabkwet said in the statement that the strike at Kurebe came barely hours after a coordinated joint air and ground operations neutralised several terrorists operating around Damba-Galbi axis in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The NAF spokesman stated: “Over the weekend, NAF aircraft struck a terrorists’ gathering at Kurebe in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State after intelligence revealed that the terrorists had assembled for an important meeting hosted by Aminu Duniya, a Boko Haram terrorist commander.
“Aminu Duniya was said to have invited the terrorists to his enclave at Kurebe to the meeting, which obviously attracted numerous terrorists, who came in large numbers on their motorbikes. Sources revealed that the air strike was successful and resulted in the death of many terrorists, though it remains unclear if Aminu Duniya was also neutralised in the strike.
“Kurebe is a known terrorist haven, as the local inhabitants of Kurebe have since vacated the villages in and around the area after the terrorists drove them away in 2021.
“The strike at Kurebe came barely hours after a coordinated joint air and ground operations neutralised several terrorists operating around Damba – Galbi axis in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The activities of the terrorists continued to make life unbearable to locals in the area.
“So, when intelligence revealed that the terrorists had planned to overrun a nearby village within the vicinity, the military saw that as an opportunity to surprise them. While NA troops laid siege around the location, NAF aircraft were directed to the suspected location of the terrorists, which was then attacked. Several terrorists were confirmed killed after the strike”.