NAF Jets Neutralize Regrouping Boko Haram Terrorists
Some suspected Boko Haram terrorists who relocated to Bula Korege in the Sambisa Forest region of Borno State have died.
The insurgents were planning to embark on an attack on bases of the Nigerian Army troops and civilian communities in the area when the NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms sighted them.
The Nigerian air force noted yesterday that the strikes on the Boko Haram camps were part of the ongoing Operation Decisive Edge and they killed scores of the terrorists.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said in a release that the air force, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its air campaign against the terrorists’ hideouts.
“In continuation of Operation Decisive Edge, the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralised dozens of Boko Haram terrorists at Bula Korege on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
“The massive air strikes were conducted in two waves of attack sequel to credible intelligence reports indicating that the terrorists had relocated some of their fighters to the settlement to reinforce the location preparatory to attacks on troops’ locations and surrounding civilian settlements. Consequently, the ATF dispatched an enhanced force package of several attack aircraft and a surveillance platform to engage the location.
“Overhead the target area, significant activity of the fighters was observed in different parts of the settlements. The NAF fighter jets took turns in attacking the target area, neutralising many terrorists and destroying their structures in successive passes. After the first wave of strikes, the terrorists reassembled at another part of the settlement where they were tracked and mopped-up.”