Nigerian military airstrikes hit Boko Haram meeting venue

Airstrikes by the Nigerian military have hit a meeting venue of terror group Boko Haram, killing an unknown number the militants on the fringes of Lake Chad in the northeastern state of Borno.

In a statement made available to Xinhua on Monday, the Nigerian air force said the Boko Haram militants were regrouping and holding a meeting in one building at the center of Kollaram, a settlement in Borno, when military fighter jets were deployed to the location on Saturday.

The airstrike which followed credible intelligence was part of ongoing efforts by the military to get rid of remnants of the Boko Haram group in the northeast region of Nigeria, the air force said.

Boko Haram, which launched attacks in Nigeria’s northeast region a decade ago, is known for its agenda to maintain a virtual caliphate in the most populous African country.