- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has recorded a great victory over insurgents in the northeast
- NAF succeeded in bombing gun trucks belonging to Boko Haram terrorists around Bula Bello
- The force said that the feat was carried out through the effort of Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has taken its fight agaist insurgency to Sambisa forest and killed a lot of Boko Haram terrorists.
Air Commodore Ibukunle Daramola, the NAF's director of public relations and information, who revealed this on Saturday, January 4, said that the feat was carried out through the help of the force's Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole around Bula Bello, Guardian reports.
Daramaola said that NAF's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft spotted and bombed a gun truck belonging to the insurgents who were said to be preparing for an attack in the northeast.
He said: “Accordingly, the ATF scrambled its attack aircraft to engage the location neutralising some of the terrorists. Follow-on attacks were also carried out to take out some locations within Bula Bello where the BHTs were tracked to.
“The jets took turns attacking the target area killing more of the BHTs and destroying some of their structures.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that troops of the Nigerian military had repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Michika local government area of Adamawa state on Thursday, January 2.
The insurgents had stormed the outskirts of the city at about 7:00 pm, resulting in a stampede and residents scampering for safety.
The terrorists attempted to enter Michika causing residents to flee towards Uba town while others took refuge in nearby mountains.
According to a community leader, Stephen Maduwa, military fighter jets were promptly drafted to the area and aircraft gunshots were heard by residents as the attackers were forced to retreat through Lassa, a community near the Sambisa Forest.
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