June 20, 2016, latest military reports from Nigeria indicate that at least 15 Boko Haram militants have been killed in an airstrike in northeastern Borno state conducted by the country’s Air Force.
According to a brief by NAF spokesman, Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, the air force using A350i Beechcraft aircraft sighted a group of Boko Haram terrorists in seven vehicles hiding at a location along an axis on which reportedly the ground Nigerian troops are advancing forces towards Kangarawa, north of Borno state.
The Apha fighter jet scrambled to attack the militants affiliated to ISIS, the raid was success, 15 terrorists were killed.
Famuyiwa said that the ground troops confirmed the deaths saying they were pursuing a number that fled with injuries.
Nigeria army has increased campaigns in northern Borno state, where Boko Haram militants are believed to have established a presence close to the border with Niger.
This area remains volatile, militants remains persistent in holding this area despite several military operations in effort to liberate the area.
The Nigerian based Boko Haram continues to wage attacks against Nigeria and Neighbouring states such as Niger, Chad, Mali and Cameroon prompting them to form a joint multi force to counter the insurgent group.