The Nigerian Air Force killed dozens of Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists in Lamboa in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State on Sunday.
According to Daily Post, the multiple airstrikes conducted by Alpha-Jets, L-39 and MI-35 helicopters hit ISWAP Logistics Commander, Modu Sulum and many others.
In May, Sulum took part in the killing of Boko Haram sect leader, Abubakar Shekau.
Sulum was responsible for the destructions of power transmission towers at Malanari along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway and attacks on travellers in Auno and Jakana.
The terrorists, in a convoy of eight gun trucks, had invaded Lamboa preparatory to attack in the Mainok axis.
Ground and air troops scuttled their mission after the NAF reconnaissance platform hovered over the location to confirm the targets.
Nigerian Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet said the operation was successful, Onyxnews Nigeria gathered.
“Of the eight terrorist gun trucks sighted by our surveillance team, the aircraft took out six and an unconfirmed number of terrorists.
“Nigerian Army troops and our air elements are mopping up the area and assessing the situation”, the NAF spokesman said.
Gabwet hailed the vigour and synergy by all segments of the Armed Forces in the North East theatre.
Military offensives have increased with the resumption of office of the New Theatre Commander Operation Hadi Kai, Major General Chris Musa.