- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its task force arm of the operation Lafiya Dole successfully neutralised a new base created by the Boko Haram terrorists
- NAF reveals that the success recorded at the Talala area of Borno came from information it gathered
- It adds that its men conducted a survey of the affected area before they struck
The Air Task Force (ATF) of the operation Lafiya Dole has hit at the base of the Boko Haram terrorist group in the Talala area of Borno state with the security outfit neutralising some of the insurgents.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) reports that the strike at the base of the insurgents happened on Friday, November 9.
The success of the security body was confirmed in a statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, its spokesperson, in Abuja.
According to Daramola, the operation was carried out following credible intelligence reports indicating that the insurgents appeared had relocated some of their fighters from the fringes of Lake Chad in northern Borno to establish new camps along the Talala-Ajigin-Buk axis of the state.
“Accordingly, following series of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions which confirmed the presence of significant number of BHT fighters residing in makeshift shelters, camouflaged under thick vegetation on the outskirts of Talala, the ATF dispatched 2 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft to attack the Camp in multiple waves, leading to destruction of some of the structures and killing of several BHTs.
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“The NAF, working in concert with surface forces, will sustain the tempo of operations in order to destroy all remnants of the terrorists in Borno state,” the statement obtained by Legit.ng said.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), earlier said, through its 207 Quick Response Group (QRG) in Gusau, it successfully rescued three kidnap victims that had been held captive for weeks in Zurmi local government area in Zamfara.
AVM Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF’s director of public relations and information, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday, June 20, in Abuja.
He said the rescue of the victims came after the special forces executed coordinated air and ground operations on armed bandit’s position at Daji Kagara area of Zurmi local government area of Zamfara.
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