By: Zagazola Makama
Multiple airstrikes by two Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Super Tukano jets, have killed scores of Boko Haram terrorists at Shehutari and Mantari in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
The terrorists were neutralised on Dec. 27, after intelligence which revealed that they had assembled at Mantari to hold special prayers for the fighters and Commanders killed in the Dec. 21 Air Strikes.
Information released by Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad, indicated that severely injured members were being treated in located about 500m West of MANTARI.
Meanwhile, a domestic intelligence source stated that the renewed vigour in the military offensives under Operation Hadin Kai also caught the terrorists by surprise at Shehutari, as several terrorists met their waterloo.
Several others were wounded while the surviving terrorists were seen scampering for safety into the thick trees in different directions.
The damaging Air Strikes has resulted in the degradation of the capabilities of the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād within the Sambisa forest.
On Dec. 25, Boko Haram’s Amir Jaysh,Ali Ngulde sent some militant dellegation headed by Amir Muke from Mandara Moutains and Abu Hassana,to sympathise with the fighters.
The AI was a major hit that obliterated hundreds of terrorists including top JAS KHAIDs ABBAH TUKUR, MAIMUSARI and BAKURA JEGA who were on a reinforcement mission and mobilising for attacks in the location.
Eight more fighters who sustained various degrees of injuries later died due to lack proper medical assistance.
Further damage assessment indicated mass burial carried out by JAS within SAMBISA in presence top KHAIDs ABOU ISSA of KALA BALGE and ALI GANA of NGAURI.
On December 27, Boko Haram terrorists conveyed some militant medical personels on six motorcycles to Mantari camp of the terrorists, where they will be treating the wounded fighters.