- Several terrorists have been killed after airstrikes by the Nigerian armed forces hit Boko Haram logistics facilities at Parisu in the Sambisa Forest area
- The defence headquarters disclosed that the airstrikes were carried out through the air task force of Operation Lafiya Dole
- The military stated that air attacks were executed after intelligence reports revealed that the terrorists had resumed use of the settlement
Several terrorists have been killed after airstrikes by the Nigerian armed forces hit Boko Haram logistics facilities at Parisu in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno state.
The defence headquarters in a statement disclosed that the airstrikes were carried out by the air task force of Operation Lafiya Dole on Thursday, April, 30.
The military stated that the air attacks were executed after intelligence reports revealed that the terrorists had resumed use of the settlement as a staging area to launch attacks against nearby troops’ locations.
The defence headquarters said fighter jets were dispatched to attack the location resulting in the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists.
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The military assured Nigerians that the armed forces will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of the country until peace and normalcy are restored in all parts of Nigeria.
Meanwhile, thirteen fake military personnel have been arrested by decoy operatives of 81 Division of the Nigerian Army. Among those arrested are a Lieutenant-Colonel Afolabi Hassan and a Major Afolabi Allen Adegboyega, who had been parading themselves as senior officers of the army for 12 years.
The Guardian reports that the suspects were arrested during the ongoing ‘Operation Checkmate’. They were in possession of various military accoutrements.
The suspects who were nabbed following credible information were paraded on Thursday, April 30, at the division’s headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos.
According to the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division, Maj.-Gen. Olu Irefin, the fake Lt. Col. was arrested wearing complete NA woodland camouflage uniform with a Lt.- Col. rank badge, and a Military Police (MP) badges.
Hassan is said to have been impersonating as an officer of the NA since 2008, and had been previously arrested for the offence. One NA pullover, one woodland camouflage T-Shirt, and five NA uniforms were discovered during a search at his residence, at No. 19, Clem Road, Ojokoro, Lagos.
Also discovered at the residence of the suspects were big picture frames, with pictures of them wearing their fake ranks.
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