By Victor Akaa, Abuja
The Defence Headquarters has confirmed the heavy casualties inflicted on the Boko Haram terrorists (BHTs) by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno State.
Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Operations gave the hints in a statement relayed to News headquarter on Monday.
Gen. Enenche noted that the heavy blow on the terrorists was achieved through multiple air strikes executed on 14 November 2020 at 2 locations – Gobara and the Sambisa ‘S’ Region – in the vicinity of the Forest that were being used by the BHTs as logistics bases as well as staging areas to launch attacks.
He said, the ATF consequently dispatched appropriate force packages of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack aircraft
to engage the target areas.
“Several BHTs were spotted under the dense vegetation of the locations as the NAF jets took turns in attacking the targets, neutralizing some of them.”
He however reiterated that the Armed Forces of Nigeria will not relent until all enemies of the Nation are neutralised and normalcy is restored to all troubled zones.