By Victor Akaa, Abuja
The Defence Media Operations (DMO) says, troops of the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, through its subsidiary Operation WUTAR TABKI 2, has on Monday, conducted air offensives that destroyed structures sheltering the leaders of Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa forest, Borno state.
Maj Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator, DMO, disclosed this in a statement with an attached declassified short video clip showing the conduct of the operations, relayed to News headquarter on Tuesday.
Gen. Enenche also disclosed that several fighters of the Boko Haram, were also neutralized in the encounter
According to him, another air strike also killed several terrorists, at a settlement about 1.7 Km East of Yale, in Borno State
“The air raids were undertaken yesterday, 30 November 2020, after credible Human Intelligence reports and series of aerial surveillance missions had indicated that some of the BHTs that carried out recent attacks against innocent civilians were harboured in makeshift structures under the dense vegetation of the Sambisa Forest while others were tracked to the settlement East of Yale.
“Accordingly, the Air Task Force dispatched Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the 2 locations.
“The attack aircraft, while taking turns to engage the targets, delivered lethal bomb and rocket strikes, resulting in the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists, ” he stated