The Nigerian Military says it’s Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs’) Camp and killed several of their fighters in massive air strikes executed at Ngwuri Gana along the Gulumba Gana – Kumshe axis in the Northern part of Borno State.
This was contained in a statement signed by Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO) on Thursday.
According to the Coordinator, the operation was carried out on the heels of Human Intelligence reports indicating that the settlement was one of the locations from where the BHTs launch attacks against own troops’ positions and villages around the general area of Kumshe.
Enenche said aerial surveillance missions also confirmed the heavy presence of a large number of BHTs in the settlement, some of whom were seen slinging their rifles.
“The Air Task Force, therefore, launched coordinated attacks on the various targets within the settlement, employing an enhanced force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships.
“The attack aircraft took turns in engaging the designated locations within the settlement, scoring devastating hits which led to the destruction of several structures, including the Communication Centres, as well as the neutralization of several terrorists.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commended the Air Task Force for their dedication, dexterity and professionalism.
The Defence Headquarters also urged them to intensify the air offensive against the terrorists and all other criminal elements threatening the peace and security of Nigeria.