- Nigerian Air Force discloses that it has carried out airstrikes at targeted Boko Haram locations in the northeast to further degrade remnants of the terrorists
- The spokesperson for NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, says the recent airstrikes have destroyed the tactical headquarters of the terrorists at Parisu
- Daramola explains that the attacks were executed following series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has carried out airstrikes against Boko Haram terrorists as it launched operation rattle snake in the northeast.
The spokesperson for NAFF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, announced this in a statement on Wednesday, December 11, in Abuja the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Daramola said the air interdiction operation, which commenced on Tuesday, December 10, would target selected locations within the northeast to further degrade remnants of the terrorists as well as deny them safe havens and freedom of action.
”On Day One of the Operation, air strikes by NAF aircraft resulted in the neutralisation of several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and destruction of some of their structures at their tactical headquarters in Parisu as well as another settlement, Garin Maloma, both on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno,” he said.
Daramola explained that the attacks were executed following series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, that showed the presence of a significant number of BHT fighters in makeshift structures/buildings under trees spread across the two settlements.
”Overhead Parisu, no fewer than 30 terrorists were observed by the ISR aircraft in different parts of the settlement.
”The attack aircraft dispatched by the ATF to engage the location recorded accurate hits within the target area, leading to the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists.
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”Other fighters, who attempted to flee while putting up a fight, were taken out by follow on strikes at their hiding places under some trees as well as along the river line at the edge of the settlement.
”An attack conducted earlier in the day at Garin Maloma similarly resulted in the neutralisation of several BHTs,” he said.
Daramola said that NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the northeast.
Meanwhile, the United Kingdom has congratulated 717 cadets of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) that graduated from the Complex Air Ground Environment (CAGE) course delivered by the British Military Advisory Training Team (BMATT).
The UK congratulated the cadets in a tweet on Wednesday, December 11. It added that it is committed to delivering capacity building training and is proud to show the great unity between countries.
The UK disclosed that since 2015 the BMATT has successfully qualified nearly 4000 students on the Complex Air Ground Environment (CAGE) course.
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