Ali Dogo, a well-known terrorist commander, and numerous of his fighters were eliminated in Kaduna State.
Dogo, also known as Yellow, and gang members were murdered after an airstrike carried out by Operation Whirl Punch.
The kingpin and his boys earlier left Niger State, according to a source in the defense intelligence, PRNigeria said.
They moved to Alhaji Gwarzo’s house in Yadi, Giwa Local Government Area.
Armed forces were informed and a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft was sent to bombard the structure.
Another airborne action was directed towards a point near Kaduna, 33 nautical miles to the northwest of Mando.
Terrorist leaders and foot soldiers hiding behind trees were attacked, and a number of militants were wiped out.
The offensives that are conducted in coordination with ground forces will continue, according to NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet.