- The sustained onslaught by security agencies against Boko Haram insurgents has continued to yield positive results
- The latest breakthrough came on Thursday, March 5, when Boko Haram’s camp at Alafa ‘C’ in Sambisa Forest was obliterated by NAF
- Most of the structures were destroyed and Boko Haram terrorists occupying them were neutralised
It is no news that security agencies in Nigeria are doing all they can to win the war against insurgency. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has once again recorded another overwhelming victory against Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast.
A terrorists’ camp at Alafa ‘C’ in the heart of the Sambisa Forest in Borno state was obliterated by attack aircraft dispatched by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole, Channels TV reports.
This was disclosed in a statement by Commodore Ibikunle Daramola who is the director of public relations and information, on Friday, March 6.
Daramola stated that the attack was carried out based on “confirmatory Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions."
According to him, this intelligence showed that several compounds in the settlement were being used by the terrorist sect to house and train their fighters.
“The bomb strikes and rocket salvos from the ATF’s fighter jets hit the designated compounds, obliterating most of the structures and neutralizing some of the BHT occupants,” Daramola said.
According to a report by Daily Trust, Daramola explained that NAF operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its air campaign against the terrorists’ hideouts to shape the battlespace for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.
This is one, among the many victories that have been recorded as Nigeria grapples with the menace of terrorism.
Just recently, the governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, hailed the ground and air components of the Nigerian military for hitting Boko Haram insurgents hard after they attacked Damboa town in the state.
The governor in a statement on Thursday, March 5, said that he was impressed that a combined team of soldiers fighting on the ground and air with the complementary efforts of the civilian JTF and vigilantes were able to neutralize scores of insurgents while stopping them from gaining grounds.
He went on to note that the gallant troops took the war to the insurgents after the terrorists had fled.
In another report by Legit.ng, troops of the Nigerian Army have captured 23 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and killed 3 of the insurgents in a firefight.
The gallant troops also recovered several AK 47 rifles and ammunition while a total of 143 captives made up of elderly men, women and children were rescued.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We keep evolving to serve our readers better