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NAF Alpha jets bomb Boko Haram positions in Borno

NAF fighter jets destroy Boko Haram logistics base, several fighers killed

An air strike conducted by the The Nigerian Air Force Alpha jet on a mechanic workshop of the Boko Haram terrorists uncovered in Sambisa Forest, Borno State, has led to the death of scores of the insurgents.

The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole carried out the operation on Wednesday, after a NAF Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance platform on a routine mission noticed the mechanic workshop.

According to NAF, the ISR aircraft observed “significant activities” as well as some serviceable vehicles hidden under some trees at the Boko Haram mechanic workshop.

The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who confirmed the incident in a release on Thursday, said two vehicles and other equipment were destroyed at the workshop.

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He said: “The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed some vehicles and neutralized some Boko Haram terrorists at a suspected vehicle workshop in the Sambisa Forest.

“The ATF scrambled an Alpha Jet to attack the location and overhead the target area, some of the terrorist fighters were seen attempting to flee the location but they were taken out by the Alpha Jet’s successful strikes, which also caused the destruction of vehicles and other equipment at the workshop.

“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its operations to completely degrade the terrorists in the North-East.”

Timothy Enietan-Matthews

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