NAF Break Ranks Of Boko Haram Fighters In Borno State
An attack aircraft of the Nigerian Air Force has bombed the hideouts of Boko Harm in Bula Korege area of Borno State on the fringes of Sambisa Forest.
The strikes, which were coordinated by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, reportedly killed scores of the terrorists.
This is coming, two days after the terrorists reportedly released a video purportedly showing men of the Nigeria military captured during combat in the North-East, Naija News reports
The Airforce today said that the insurgents were attacked on Saturday, following “successive days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions, coupled with human intelligence reports.”
The military surveillance found some buildings within the settlement used as logistics base from where the terrorists launched attacks against troops of the Nigerian Army and civilians.
A release by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirming the encounter said,“The ATF has decimated a location at Bula Korege on the fringes of Sambisa Forest being used by the Boko Haram as a meeting venue. The attack was conducted on Saturday following successive days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions, coupled with human intelligence reports.
“A fighter aircraft attacked the hideout, scoring hits within the target area and leading to significant degrading of the Boko Haram structures as several terrorists were also killed.”
Daramola also noted that the NAF would sustain its operations against the Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East.