The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar on Monday has said that about 300 Boko Haram members were killed by the Nigerian Air Force.
Abubakar said this while addressing men of the Nigerian Air Force involved in anti-insurgency operations in the North East in Maiduguri shortly after the Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima commissioned a hospital for internally displaced persons in Bama.
Abubakar said; “I cannot but say thank you. I am very happy to note that since August 16 to now, you undertook extensive air operation and on account of that we are able to deal with these terrorists trying to make life difficult for our people.
“I want to say from the briefing that I received from the Air component commander that I am satisfied with what you have done.
“Of particular note is the operation you conducted on the 19th of this month, it was a night operation and we were very lucky to deal with these guys (insurgents) who had en-massed and were planning attack . We are very happy to note that about 300 of them will not be available to commit evil again.”