Military bombs Boko Haram logistics base in Borno
Abdulfatai Ayobami Ibrahim
An Alpha Jet of the Nigerian Air Force has bombed a location in Tumbum Gini in the northern part of Borno State.
The area is believed to be the logistics base of the Boko Haram terrorists.
A number of the insurgents were killed while structures and vehicles were destroyed in the process.
Our correspondent learnt that the strike was conducted by troops of the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole on Friday.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, in a statement on Saturday, said an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft from the Niger Republic also took part in the operation.
He said the team conducted the damage assessment for the mission which enabled the jet strikes to degrade the terrorists.
He added that the air strikes killed “all the terrorists in the location”, while the base was engulfed in fire.
Adesanya said, “The Air Task Force of Lafiya Dole in the early hours of Friday destroyed a Boko Haram terrorists’ logistics base at Tumbum Gini in the northern axis of Borno.
“The Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the first wave of the Alpha Jet aircraft strike on the location totally destroyed the vehicles and other logistics at the place thereby degrading the terrorists’ capabilities.
Why governors can’t guarantee security in states – Yari
Abdulfatai Ayobami Ibrahim / 13 hours ago
The Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Abdul’aziz Yari, has said state governors cannot enforce maximum security in their area because they are not in control of the security agencies.
Yari, who is the governor of Zamfara State, told journalists in Abuja at the end of an NGF meeting on Thursday that the governors were working hard with the Federal Government to tackle the lingering security challenges across the nation.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the third edition of the NGF meeting this year was convened to address critical issues facing the governors in their states.
Yari said, “We are not in control of either the soldiers or the police or any other security men but what we can do is to support security agencies.
‘’In terms of logistics, we are doing our best and we will continue to support the Federal Government in this regard.”
The NGF chairman also explained that the security challenge facing the nation was a global phenomenon, which governments all over the world were striving to contain.
He said, “The security situation in the country is a global issue, and everywhere, people are dealing with the security problem.”