The Nigerian Military has disclosed that its airstrike killed dozens of Boko Haram members and destroyed several structures owned by members of the terrorist group in Borno State.
As stated, the insurgents are suspected to be responsible for recent attacks in parts of Borno and Adamawa States and that they were killed at the ‘S’ Region in the heart of the Sambisa forest.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche, said that that the operation was conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole.
Through a statement released to newsmen on Tuesday, Enenche said that the operation was carried out after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed that the terrorists responsible for recent attacks in Borno and Adamawa States had originated from the location.
“Air interdiction missions being conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have continued to deal decisive blows on terrorist elements in the North East of the Country. The latest of these was achieved yesterday, 28 December 2020, at the ‘S’ Region in the heart of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
“The airstrike, which was executed employing a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets, was carried out after series of Intelligence; Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed that the terrorists responsible for recent attacks in the Southern part of Borno and Northern part of Adamawa State had originated from the location.
“Accordingly, the NAF attack aircraft engaged the target area in successive passes, leading to the destruction of some of their structures and logistics stores, including a suspected anti-aircraft gun station as the terrorists fired at the NAF aircraft. Several insurgents were also neutralized in the process,” the statement said.