The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole, has continuation of itz operations to seek out and destroy remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the North East, eliminated terrorist Camp and neutralized several of them at Ngwuri Gana in Borno State, North East Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a statement on Tuesday by Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola.
Daramola said the operation was carried out based on human intelligence reports indicating that the settlement was one of the locations from where BHTs launch attacks against own troops’ positions and villages around the general area of Kumshe.
“Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions later confirmed the presence of a large number of BHTs in the settlement and also identified a suspected Communications Centre with BHT flag and solar panels mounted. Accordingly, the ATF launched a coordinated attack on various targets within the settlement employing Alpha Jet and F-7Ni aircraft as well as Mi-35 attack helicopters leading to the destruction of BHT Communication Centre and neutralization of several BHTs,” he stated.
He said that NAF, working in concert with surface forces, will sustain the tempo of operations with a view to destroying all remnants of the terrorists in Borno State.
Watch the declassified short video clip of the air strikes:
Video link: https://youtu.be/4Mnz8OZq3bM