- The NAF wing of Operation Lafiya Dole said it has killed a score of Boko Haram members in Sambisa forest
- Logistics facilities and other belongings of the terrorists were also destroyed during the airstrike operation
- NAF said the airstrike was conducted after a series of day and night Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions
Amid renewed commitment to end the insecurity crisis in the southeast region of the country, the Nigeria Air Task Force of the Operation Lafiya Dole said it has killed a score of Boko Haram members in Sambisa forest.
A statement by the troop signed by the coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, said logistics facilities of the terrorists were also destroyed during the airstrike operation.
Enenche said the operation was carried out following intelligence report establishing that there were makeshift structures used by the terrorists as logistics base.
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"This was achieved in an air interdiction mission executed on 16 April 2020 as part of ongoing operations to destroy the terrorists’ capabilities before they can be brought to bear against land forces and other targets.
“The airstrike was conducted after series of day and night Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions confirmed that makeshift structures, hidden under the dense vegetation of the area, were being used by the terrorists to store their logistics as well as house their fighters.
"Consequently, the Air Task Force dispatched its fighter jets to attack the hideout, leading to the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists. Post-strike battle damage assessment showed the logistics facility engulfed in flames," a statement by the force said.
The armed force reiterated its commitment towards solving the problems of insecurity in the country and restoring sanity and peace back to the country.
It also vowed that it will sustain its attack on the Boko Haram terrorists who are threatening the peace and coexistence of the country.
In another related news, Legit.ng had reported that days after the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, relocated to Borno state, Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly launched an attack on the Nigerian Army's Special Super Camp at Ngamdu, a border community between Borno and Yobe state.
In what came as a daring warning to the army boss and his boys, Boko Haram, on Thursday, April 16, launched an attack on the army in the camp where Buratai chose to lodge till the insurgents will be "substantially degraded."
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