LAGOS, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — An airstrike by the Nigerian military in the country’s northeastern state of Borno has led to the deaths of several Boko Haram militants, an official said Monday.

Military spokesman John Enenche said in a statement that hideouts and logistics facilities of the terror group were also destroyed at the Tumbuma Baba and Boboshe area of restive Borno on Sunday.

That airstrike was a sequel to credible intelligence on the activities of the militants and series of aerial surveillance missions showing a significant number of terrorists within the settlement, storage facilities, and meeting venues, the military official added.

The spokesperson said the military will sustain its efforts to rid the restive region of all terrorists and other criminal elements.

Since 2009, Boko Haram has been trying to establish an Islamist state in northeastern Nigeria, extending its attacks to countries in the Lake Chad Basin. Enditem

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