- The successful attack on the base of the Boko Haram terrorists was carried out by the Nigerian Air Force using a newly acquired helicopter gunship
- The Nigerian Air Force also revealed how it carried out another successful operation in the Niger Delta region of the country
Using its just acquired MI-35M helicopter gunship, the Nigerian Air Force has successfully hit at a base occupied by the Boko Haram terrorist groups in Borno state.
A statement by the director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore, Olatokunbo Adesanya, and obtained by Legit.ng shows that the operation was carried out by the Air Force component of the Operation Lafiya Dole.
“On 21 May 2017, the Nigerian Air Force Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE conducted an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in Parisu, Borno state.
“During the ISR mission, a large structure with solar panels and flags suspected to harbour high value Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) was discovered, alongside other similar BHT structures hidden under trees.
“Accordingly, on 22 May 2017, 2 attack helicopters; the Mi-17 and the newly inducted day and night, all weather gunship, Mi-35M Super Hind were scrambled to conduct strikes on the location in succession,” the statement said.
The Nigerian Air Force added that subsequent battle damage assessment revealed that several structures in the target area were engulfed in fire as a result of the strikes while a few BHT survivors were seen scampering from the location.
In another development, NAF helicopter gunships have also destroyed nine hidden barges with stolen oil products in several creeks within the Niger Delta under the framework of Operation DELTA SAFE.
The destruction of the barges, according to NAF, is aimed at making the stealing of the Nation’s oil products futile, dangerous and unattractive.
Watch the video as released by NAF:
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian military has been able to sustain its victory over insurgency due to its highest level of transparency and intelligence, a report by the Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) has shown.
GAW, a non-governmental organization that monitors the conduct of military, defence and security forces in combating crimes globally made this known at the presentation on Tuesday, May 30 in Abuja.
The presentation which was titled: The Mid Term Report on Nigeria's Counter-Insurgency War was an independent assessment by GAW of the Nigerian military war against terrorism.
Watch this Legit.ng video of how the Nigerian Air Force has combated Boko Haram terrorists: