The Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji and the 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army on 30 January 2024, killed scores of terrorists.
This was made known in a statement on Sunday by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet
He noted that the air strikes also led to the destruction of their enclave located on Tora Hills in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Gabkwet stated that the location was first struck by the Nigerian Air Force aircraft, after which the ground troops successfully mopped up fleeing terrorists.
He disclosed that footage from the Battle Damage Assessment as well as feedback received from other sources, revealed that the air strikes significantly degraded the capabilities of the terrorists, which then facilitated a hitch-free clearance operation by troops of the 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army.
The army spokesperson stressed that the joint operation not only resulted in the neutralisation of several terrorists and the destruction of their hideouts on the hill but also offered the ground troops the opportunity to ascend and clear Tsora Hill, which had hitherto served as a hiding place for terrorists in Safana LGA.