Scores of Boko Haram terrorists have been reported killed after jets belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in the Operation Laifya Dole attacked their hideouts.
A statement by NAF obtained by Legit.ng said the action of the Air Task Force (ATF) of the Operation Lafiya Dole was in continuation of the sustained onslaught against terrorist elements in the northeast of the country.
According to the statement, those attacked were part of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Bukar Meram on the fringes of Lake Chad in the northern part of Borno state.
The statement issued by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information of NAF, the operation was carried out on Monday, October 21.
It added that the operation was based on credible intelligence reports that indicated a resumption of the use of the location to provide logistics support to the terrorists, using fishing activities as a cover.
"Accordingly, the ATF dispatched its attack aircraft to engage designated areas within the settlement. Before the strikes, over 35 terrorists were observed within the area of interest.
"The attack aircraft subsequently engaged the location in successive passes recording accurate hits on the target area, leading to the neutralization of several ISWAP fighters as well as the destruction of some of the structures," the statement said.
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