- The Air Task Force (ATF) of the Nigerian Air Force in the Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed Boko Haram hideouts in Borno state
- NAF spokesman Daramola said the operation against the insurgents was carried out by two Alpha jets on Friday, January 25
- Daramola said the operation followed intelligence report that confirmed the location of the insurgents
The Nigerian Air Force has said its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a terrorists’ hideout and killed some of them at Kaicungul, a settlement about 100Km North West of Monguno, in Northern Borno.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that NAF spokesman Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, January 26 in Abuja.
Daramola said the operation was carried out on Friday, January 25.
“The operation was conducted on Jan. 25, on the heels of credible intelligence indicating that the village was being used as a staging area from where the terrorists assembled to launch attacks against our troops’ locations.
“The ATF therefore detailed an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform for confirmatory surveillance of the location, which observed significant terrorists’ activities in the settlement.
“Accordingly, two Alpha Jet aircraft were scrambled to attack the hideout.
“The two aircraft took turns in attacking the location, recording successful hits on the target, leading to the destruction of some of the structures as well as the neutralisation of some terrorists,” Daramola said.
Legit.ng reported earlier that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, on Thursday, January 24, reacted to the allegations of lack of equipment and non-payment of allowances to troops in the war fronts, describing them as ill-conceived and misleading.
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The Nation reports that he said the allegations were part of the campaigns of calumny against the Army to dampen the morale of troops.
Legit.ng gathered that the Army chief urged the nation’s media to see through the psychological warfare of the insurgents and their international and local collaborators.
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