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Nigerian forces eliminate 30 extremist elements

Abuja, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Ministry of Defense reported today the elimination of 30 extremist elements inside their hideouts in the northern states of Katsina and Borno, as part of operations against terrorists.

Edward Gabkwet, director of Public Relations and Information of that military agency, stated that the assaults were carried out by combat aviation after surveillance and intelligence reconnaissance missions observed that groups of radicals were hiding in forested areas.

Similar air strikes against extremist formations were also carried out by Operation Hadim Kai troops in the locality of Tumbun Fulani, in the vicinity of Lake Cjhad, the source said.

On the other hand, terrorist elements of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province Group killed 15 fishermen and wounded others in an assault in the town of Kikawa, in Borno State, a local source said.

For several months, the army and allied forces have been carrying out military operations known as Hadarin Daji and Hadin Kai against radical Islamic groups in various parts of Nigeria, including the northern and central portions.