- The Nigerian Air Force has said it drops bombs and rockets on some terrorists in Sambisa forest
- The operation, the Air Force said, killed many Boko Haram members
- The operation was carried out in Garin Malaoma, Sambisa forest
The Nigerian Air Force on Friday, September 1, neutralized hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists, the NAF director of public relation and information Olatokunbo Adesanya has said.
Adesanya said the terrorist were killed by troops in Garin Malaoma in the famous terrorists' hideout - Sambisa Forest.
He said a NAF intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (iSR) platform had earlier sighted the BHTs who were gathered under some trees.
"Consequently, a combination of NAF fighter aircraft namely the F7-Ni, Alpha Jet and L-39 ZA aircraft was detailed to carry out air interdiction on the BHT gathering.
The Alpha Jet aircraft acquired and attacked the target with bombs, neutralising many of the BHTs. Thereafter, the F-Ni aircraft immediately conducted a bomb attack, which resulted in the death of more BHTs," Adesanya said.
He also said the L-39ZA aircraft followed through by strafing fleeing terrorists with rockets, killing most of them in the process.
"After the attacks, a few BHT survivors were seen scampering from the location.
Meanwhile, the NAF has conveyed the Director General of the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) and other NEMA officials to Makurdi to give effect to the Presidential directive to assist flood victims in Makurdi. The NAF Beechcraft KingAir aircraft was used to convey the team," he added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that there was a severe operation against Boko Haram terrorists in Borno.
The operation, Legit.ng gathered killed five top commanders of the terrorist group.
The spokesperson of the Nigerian Army Sani Usman in a statement said the operation was carried out by both the Nigerian Army and the Air Force.
You can watch this Legit.ng video of survivors of Boko Haram insurgency recounting their ordeals: