Several insurgents killed as Nigerian Air Force bombs heart of Sambisa forest

Several insurgents killed as Nigerian Air Force bombs heart of Sambisa forest

- The Nigerian military has continued its offensive against insurgents in the northeast

- The defence headquarters has spoken about successes recorded in a recent air raid

- The military has provided a video showing how the attacks on the locations were executed

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Many insurgents have reportedly been killed during airstrikes executed by the Nigerian military on the Sambisa Forest in Borno state.

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) in a statement obtained by on Tuesday, December 29, disclosed that the operation was carried out by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole.

Several insurgents killed as Nigerian Air Force bombs heart of Sambisa forest
Nigerian Air Force planes perform during a military parade in Abuja. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun
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The spokesperson for the DHQ, Maj Gen John Enenche, said jets of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) bombed the heart of the Sambisa Forest on Monday, December 28.

He stated that some of the structures and logistics stores of the insurgents were also destroyed in the attack.

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Enenche said:

“The NAF attack aircraft engaged the target area in successive passes, leading to the destruction of some of their structures and logistics stores, including a suspected anti-aircraft gun station as the terrorists fired at the NAF aircraft. Several insurgents were also neutralised in the process.”

Below is 54-second footage showing jets dropping bombs on the target location.

Meanwhile, Mike Ejiofor, the former director of the Department of State Service (DSS) has backed the calls for the sack of service chiefs.

Ejiofor on Monday, December 28, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to surprise Nigerians and quickly do away with the leaders of Nigeria's armed forces.

During an interview with Channels TV, the former DSS boss said the change of service chiefs could have a positive impact on the counter-insurgency war.

In another report, the governor of Nasarawa, Abdullahi Sule, has called on Buhari to solicit the help of the Chadian army to actualise victory in the anti-terrorism battle.

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During an interview on Sunday, December 27, Governor Sule revealed that the participation of the foreign soldiers in the battle against insurgents has been successful, The Punch reported.

He stated that it time for the federal government to get their help so as to end terrorism once and for all in the country.

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