Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, said in a statement on Thursday that following intelligence on Boko Haram/ISWAP movements along the Kamadougou Yobe River line, an aircraft was detailed to respond to the suspected terrorists activities in the area, along the Nigeria/Niger border at about 0600hrs on 15 September 2021.
Gbajabiamila noted with concern, how some “miscreants and criminals masquerading as separationist activists have emerged to wreak havoc, take lives and commit economic sabotage against fellow Nigerians and the state.”
Their nefarious activities have culminated into losing more than 38,000 lives since 2009 when the insurgency began.
The president gave the assurance in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, on Sunday in Abuja.
PRNigeria gathered that Boko Haram militants who had planned to surrender came under heavy attack by their angry ISWAP counterparts in the Gusuriya community, located in Dumbawa village.
PRNigeria had reported how top commanders, fighting insurgents of Boko Haram-ISWAP and their family members, including women and children, surrendered to troops in Bama, Gwoza, Mafa, and Konduga, among other axes, in the North East.
A video clip obtained by PRNigeria showed a mass of the repentant terrorists, their family members comprising women and children, filing out (in a straight line) from dense vegetation, not identified.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
It further gathered that 229 of the members who are mostly women and children have been handed over to the Borno state government.
A military intelligence officer told PRNigeria that at least four gun trucks belonging to the criminal elements were destroyed by airstrikes of a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) alpha jet while ground troops pursued and eliminated fleeing terrorists.
The insurgents also released the identity cards of their abductees.
While there are speculations on the motives and intentions behind these military supports rendered by more advanced nations, experts believe that the dependence could cause African nations to remain underdeveloped and more vulnerable.
PRNigeria gathered that the terrorists dressed in army uniforms had ambushed and opened fire at a Mobile Police Force convoy who were returning from Buni Yadi between Auno- Garin Kuturu in Kaga Local Government Area.
Acting Director, Defence Media Operation, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on operations of the Armed Forces between June 18 and June 30, on Thursday in Abuja.
According to Brig-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director Army Public Relations, the terrorists, who approached the Base on gun trucks and several motorcycles, attacked the location via an unsuspected crossing point, but were repelled by the vigilant troops.
An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the terrorists attempted to attack a military formation in the axis when they were repelled by the Troops of 21 Armoured Brigade, Bama of Operation Hadin Kai, after a heavy gunfight that lasted more than two hours.
PRNigeria gathered that the intelligence inspired operation was targeted at various terrorists’ camps in Sabon Tumbu, Jibularam and Kwalaram.
Yahaya gave the charge during his maiden operational visit to the troops of Sector 3 OPHK/Multinational Joint Task Force in Monguno, fighting against Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP), Boko Haram and others.
In a 13-minute long video obtained by PRNigeria, an army of terrorists belonging to the rival extremist groups reunited themselves, after they individually placed their hands atop one another, while chanting words of solidarity, to demonstrate their reuniting and togetherness.
Most accounts of Shekau’s demise concur with the notion that he died from serious injuries sustained when he detonated a suicide vest to escape being captured by elements linked to the rival Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a breakaway faction of Boko Haram.