- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) continues to deal a huge blow to Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state
- The The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed one of the logistics base in Sambisa forest
- Two NAF Alpha Jet aircraft were deployed to attack the location
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram logistics base in Sambisa forest, Borno state.
Legit.ng gathered that the operation was executed on Monday, January 28, after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed a resurgence of human and vehicular activities at the logistics base, which had hitherto been abandoned.
Accordingly, the ATF scrambled two NAF Alpha Jet aircraft to attack the location, a statement sent to journalists by NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola revealed.
“Overhead the target area, several structures and vehicles were seen camouflaged under the thick vegetation of the forest, with significant human activity observed within the area.
“The attack aircraft recorded direct hits on the target area resulting in the destruction of several structures and neutralisation of some Boko Haram terrorists.
“Some of the terrorists who survived the bomb strikes were seen fleeing the area. They were mopped-up in follow-on attacks,” the NAF said.
Meanwhile, the federal government has released funds for the purchase of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the United States.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Saddique Abubakar, made this known at a meeting with journalists in Abuja on Sunday, January 27.
According to the air chief, the NAF is also looking to partner with the private sector in the purchase of advanced weapons and technologies, especially in the procurement of drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
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