- Fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force carryout airstrikes on a suspected Boko Haram workshop in Sambisa Forest
- The operation took place after a surveillance aircraft observed some serviceable vehicles hidden under some trees at a previously abandoned Boko Haram vehicle workshop
- Two vehicles and other equipment at the workshop were destroyed by an Alpha Jet scrambled to attack the location
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed some vehicles and neutralised some Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) at a suspected workshop in Sambisa Forest.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the NAF director of public relations and information, made this known in a statement on Thursday, April 25, in Abuja, saying the operation took place on Wednesday, April 24, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“The operation was conducted yesterday, April 24 , after a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform on a routine mission observed significant activities as well as some serviceable vehicles hidden under some trees at a previously abandoned BHT vehicle workshop.
“Accordingly, the ATF scrambled an Alpha Jet to attack the location.Overhead the target area, some of the BHT fighters were seen attempting to flee the location but were taken out by the Alpha Jet’s successful strikes, which also caused the destruction of two vehicles and other equipment at the workshop,” he said.
The spokesman said the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its operations to completely degrade the terrorists in the north-east.
Meanwhile, the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has said Boko Haram insurgents are collaborating with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to carry out attacks in Borno state.
TVC News reports that Buratai made the statement during a speech at the conference at the infantry corps of the Army, held at the military cantonment in Jaji, Kaduna state.
The army chief said the Nigerian military under his watch watch will always be a step ahead of the group.
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