An unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists have been killed in an aerial raid of their hideouts by the Nigeria Air Force. 

The raid at Bogum in northern Borno State was carried out by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole.

A statement on Monday by the spokesman for the Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the raid occurred on Sunday, October 14. 

"The attack was carried out after intelligence reports indicated significant BHTs' [Boko Haram Terrorists] activities within the settlement.

"The ATF scrambled two Mi-35 Helicopter Gunships to engage and destroy the identified BHT positions in the village.

"Overhead the target, the concentration areas of the BHTs were attacked in successive waves by the helicopters with direct hits recorded on the targets, leading to the neutralisation of several BHTs.

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"The few survivors were tracked and mopped up in subsequent follow on attacks," the statement read.

Daramola further reassured Nigerians that the NAF, working in concert with surface forces, would sustain the tempo of operations with a view to destroying all remnants of the terrorists on the fringes of Lake Chad and other areas in Northern Borno. 

The incident came days after troops repelled an attack launched by members of Boko Haram on troops in Arege in Borno State, scuttling attempt by the dissident group to take over the community. 

Boko Haram has renewed push to take over some territories in the northeast in its attempt to establish an Islamic State and end Western education in the region. 

It has sustained its attacks for over 8 years now. 

Troops are holding forth and pushing the terrorists out of the region, as the Nigerian government and international community make efforts to rebuild the area and rehabilitate affected persons. 

Over 2 million people have been displaced in the region. 

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