The Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday said, that its fighter aircraft operating against recalcitrant insurgents in the northeast have bombed a Boko Haram camp in Borno , killing many of the terrorists and destroying their equipment.
A statement, signed by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of NAF Public Relations and Information, said fighter aircraft used in the operation include the Alpha Jets, the F-7NI and the Mi-35 helicopter gunship.
“In continuation of operations to seek out and destroy remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the North East, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lfiya Dole on Monday, 5 November 2018, destroyed a BHT Camp and neutralized several terrorists at Ngwuri Gana in Borno State.
“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.” The statement said.
It added that, “The 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.”