- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has recorded another success in the fight against insurgency in Borno state
- NAF explains that the air component of the Operation Lafiya Dole carried out the successful attack on the command centre of the Boko Haram group
- The security body confirms that many members of the terrorist group were neutralised in the attack
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in the evening of Monday, June 10, released footage of its successful attack on the command centre of Boko Haram in the Alafa area of Borno state.
The NAF, in a statement obtained by Legit.ng, said the success was achieved by the Air Task Force (ATF) of the Operation Lafiya Dole.
The statement signed by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information, described the success as a “major breakthrough against remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) operating in the Sambisa forest general area of Borno state."
According to the statement, the operation, which led to the obliteration of a major tactical command centre as well as the neutralization of several terrorists, was executed today, 10 June 2019, after persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
The missions, the statement added, led to the identification of a compound within Alafa on the fringes of the Sambisa forest that was being used by the terrorists as a command post.
It said an Alpha jet was subsequently dispatched to attack the location.
“Overhead the vicinity of interest, the target compound was spotted with heavy presence of terrorists.
“The Alpha jet attacked the location in successive passes scoring accurate hits on the target leading to the obliteration of the tactical command centre and neutralisation of several BHT fighters,” NAF said.
It promised that operating in concert with surface forces, NAF will sustain its operations to completely degrade the terrorists in the north east.
Legit.ng earlier reported how the air component of Operation Hadarin Daji recently destroyed an armed bandits’ camp and neutralized dozens of bandits in air strikes conducted at Doumbourou forest in Zamfara state.
This was revealed in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Sunday, May 26 by the Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola.
The operation was executed on Saturday, May 25, pursuant to human intelligence reports indicating that some locations within the forest were being used by the armed bandits as hideouts, including a group of huts belonging to a notorious kingpin named 'Dangote'.
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