The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Component of Operation Lafiya Dole, in a preemptive strike destroyed a formative Boko Haram terrorists’ logistic base in parts of Borno State, North East Nigeria.
The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), NAF, Air Cdre Olatokunbo Adesanya, in a statement on Sunday, said the troops conducted an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in the Sambisa general area, as part of ongoing efforts to clear the area of remnants of the Boko Haram Terrorists group.
During the ISR mission, Adesanya stated, a black vehicle and some Boko Haram Terrorists were seen on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest.
He said that a confirmatory ISR mission on May 17, 2017 revealed that the Boko Haram Terrorists are attempting to build a logistics base in the location.
Accordingly, he said, Nigerian Air Force fighter aircraft were immediately called in to carry out strikes on the location.
The NAF Spokesperson stressed that subsequent battle damage assessment revealed that some of the structures and vehicles in the location were engulfed in an inferno and destroyed.
“In addition, several Boko Haram Terrorists within the structures under the tree were possibly killed by the strikes, “he stated.
Adesanya recalled that the Nigerian Air Force, in a recent attack, frustrated attempts by the Boko Haram Terrorists to regroup in the Sambisa general area.