NAF Strikes Down Terrorists in Lake Chad Fringes  - The Top Society

NAF Strikes Down Terrorists in Lake Chad Fringes 


Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets have executed precise airstrikes, eliminating numerous terrorists hiding in the Lake Chad fringes of Borno state. These air raids also resulted in the destruction of terrorists’ hideouts, structures, and a strategic logistics base.

Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the spokesperson for the NAF, delivered this critical update in an official statement today, October 2.

According to Air Commodore Gabkwet, the airstrikes were conducted with great precision between September 27 and 30, targeting the terrorists’ positions in the Tumbun Fulani and Tumbun Shitu areas along the Lake Chad fringes.


The decision to carry out these airstrikes was prompted by a confirmed assessment by the military, which concluded that the terrorists’ activities posed a significant threat to military installations and the safety of law-abiding Nigerian citizens residing in the affected regions.

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Gabkwet said:

“At Tumbun Fulani, terrorists were observed loading jerricans in two gun trucks concealed under shrubs.

“Subsequently, NAF aircraft were scrambled to interdict the location, believed to be a major logistics base. After the strike, the Battle Damage Assessment revealed several terrorists were neutralized and the gun trucks destroyed.

“Similar strikes were also undertaken at Tumbun Shitu after structures believed to be terrorists’ hideouts were observed tucked under thick foliage.

“Additionally, three gun trucks 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 neutralized and the trucks destroyed.”

The spokesperson for the Nigerian Air Force emphasized the military’s unwavering resolve to curtail terrorist activities not only in the North East but also across various regions of Nigeria.

Gabkwet said:

“Operational gains by the Armed Forces of Nigeria are indicative of improved synergy and cooperation by all security agencies as well as the unwavering support of all Nigerians.”

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