NAF strikes, kills insurgents in Sambisa

The Nigerian Air Force on Friday stated that it neutralised more Boko Harma terrorists in Alafa, Borno state, while their hideouts had been destroyed by airstrikes.

Its spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said in a statement that the strikes were launched after intelligence platforms had established the presence of the terrorists in the area.

Air Commodore Daramola said: “In continuation of its sustained efforts to wipe out remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the Northeast of Nigeria, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a BHT hideout and killed some fighters at Alafa on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno state.

“The air strike was conducted yesterday, August 1, 2019, following Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that revealed the presence of the terrorists, along with their logistics supplies and equipment, in a group of structures within the settlement.

“Accordingly, the ATF dispatched two Alpha Jets to attack the location, scoring accurate hits in the target area, which led to the destruction of some of the structures and equipment as well as the killing of several terrorists.

“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its operations against the terrorists in the North-east. “

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