- The Nigeria Air Force attacked Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state
- The terrorists were having a meeting in buildings close to Lake Chad
- Many of the terrorist were considered dead
The Nigerian Air Force has continued its operation against Boko Haram terrorists as its latest attack on their building led to the death of some of the extremists’ fighters.
In a statement released by Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya on Sunday, September 10, it was revealed that the operation was carried out in Borno close to Lake Chad.
The operation which was carried out on the terrorists’ hideout on September 7 led to the death of the occupants.
Read the statement below:
In furtherance of the recently commenced Operation RUWAN WUTA, on 7 September 2017, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) conducted air interdiction on structures with 2 hoisted Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) Organization flags in Zanari, a known location with significant BHT presence at the northern fringes of Borno State bordering Lake Chad.
Quite a number of BHTs had earlier been spotted, from a NAF Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance platform, entering the buildings apparently for meetings. The F-7Ni and the Alpha Jet aircraft were detailed to attack the target.
Overhead the location, the target was acquired and engaged by the 2 aircraft, in rapid succession.
Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the targeted structures went up in flames, killing its occupants.
The objective of Operation RUWAN WUTA is to further degrade the capability of the BHTs thereby preventing them from regrouping to cause havoc for our surface forces.
The Operation also aims at softening the ground for our surface forces to subsequently move in and conduct mopping up operations.
This was contained in a statement issued by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman who is the director of army public relations on Monday, September 11.
While some of the terrorists were killed, others sustained injuries.
Watch a Legit.ng TV video below of the Air Force giving an update on Boko Haram operations: