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NAF Jets destroy Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State 

Babatunde Opalana 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets has recently successfully neutralized a large gathering of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) in Bogumeri, Borno State.

This, according to the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Vice Marshal  Olatokunbo Adesanya, is in furtherance of Operation Lafiya Dole onslaught on Boko Haram insurgents in Northeast Nigeria.

Adesanya stated that the NAF platform, had on 24 November 2017 while on routine Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), discovered the large gathering of the insurgents in the area, which was known to have significant Boko Haram presence.

“Consequently, NAF fighter aircraft were detailed to carry out air interdiction on the target, in quick succession. The Alpha Jet fighter aircraft attacked the target with bombs, killing the insurgents and setting some structures ablaze”, he said.

He added that in a separate attack on 28 November 2017, the NAF successfully neutralized another large gathering of BHTs in Gobara, 15km north west of Gwoza. 

“A NAF ISR platform had previously discovered the armed BHTs, who were gathered by a building that was apparently being used as a hideout. The subsequent air strike resulted in the immediate destruction of the target building, killing all the BHTs inside it,” he said.

Babatunde Opalana 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets has recently successfully neutralized a large gathering of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) in Bogumeri, Borno State.

This, according to the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Vice Marshal  Olatokunbo Adesanya, is in furtherance of Operation Lafiya Dole onslaught on Boko Haram insurgents in Northeast Nigeria.

Adesanya stated that the NAF platform, had on 24 November 2017 while on routine Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), discovered the large gathering of the insurgents in the area, which was known to have significant Boko Haram presence.

“Consequently, NAF fighter aircraft were detailed to carry out air interdiction on the target, in quick succession. The Alpha Jet fighter aircraft attacked the target with bombs, killing the insurgents and setting some structures ablaze”, he said.

He added that in a separate attack on 28 November 2017, the NAF successfully neutralized another large gathering of BHTs in Gobara, 15km north west of Gwoza. 

“A NAF ISR platform had previously discovered the armed BHTs, who were gathered by a building that was apparently being used as a hideout. The subsequent air strike resulted in the immediate destruction of the target building, killing all the BHTs inside it,” he said.

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