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NAF: Arms Storage Facility Destroyed In Niger State



NAF: Arms Storage Facility Destroyed In Niger State

The Nigeria Air Force NAF has destroyed the arms storage facility of one of the most wanted terrorists operating in Niger State.

The military operatives acting under Operation WHIRL PUNCH continue to comb the Northwest and North Central regions of Nigeria to smoke out the terrorists.

Spokesman for the Airforce, Edward Gabkwet, an Air Vice Marshall, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in which he disclosed that credible intelligence gave away the storage facility of the terrorists.

“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft under Operation WHIRL PUNCH (OPWP) has continued to decimate terrorists and their logistics, especially in the Northwest and North Central regions of Nigeria.

“One such success was recorded on March 15, 2024, when strikes by NAF aircraft successfully targeted and destroyed terrorists’ logistics storage situated in Palele near Shiroro in Niger State,” Gabkwet stated.

According to the spokesman, authorisation was obtained before the operatives struck at the target, and a secondary explosion confirmed the destruction of the arms and ammunition.

“The operation, which was executed with speed and precision, resulted in significant damage to the target area, including a secondary explosion confirming the destruction of arms and ammunition.
The weapons are believed to be affiliated to a particular terrorist’s kingpin who is on the most wanted list of terrorists,” he stated.

While calling for support from the general public on the activities of terrorists and other criminal elements, Gabkwet said “These strikes have no doubt degraded the capabilities of terrorist elements operating in the region to attack innocent civilians, especially in Kaduna and Niger States”.

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