- A lot of Boko Haram insurgents were neutralised on Thursday, July 16, in Borno
- The operation was carried out by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole
- The soldiers used fighter jets and helicopters of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF)
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The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) of the Nigerian Army on Thursday, July 16, destroyed many Boko Haram camps in Borno states.
The Nigerian military on its Twitter page shared a video of how it destroyed the terrorists' hideout through a series of airstrikes in Ngwuri Gana, along the Kumshe axis of the state.
The DHQ revealed that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole carried out the feat using Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships.
It pointed out that many insurgents were neutralised in the successful operation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that hours after Boko Haram insurgents killed a lot of villagers in Gubio, Borno, troops of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, June 10, retaliated in the offensive around Sambisa forest.
Apart from the fact that soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole neutralised many terrorists in the state, the insurgents' hideout in the Kacha Korle area of the ill-fated forest was destroyed.
This victory for the military was confirmed on Wednesday by Major General John Enenche, the coordinator of the Defence media operations.
In his report, Enenche disclosed that the hideout was always a meeting and staging point for the terrorists.
He revealed that the victory was as a result of intelligence gathering by the Air task force that dealt a devastating blow on the location.
The commander said: “Overhead the target area, many BHT fighters were observed in and around some prominent structures.
These were engaged in successive passes by the attack aircraft leading to the destruction of some of the structures as well as the neutralization of several of the terrorists.”
Also, scores of villagers numbering over 70 were killed by men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, during a fresh attack in Borno state.
The attack, which was carried out in Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno, was said to have been unleashed on helpless locals around 12pm.
Credible sources told multiple media that the attackers also killed over 300 cows and rustled nearly 1000.
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