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

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

The logistics base of the insurgent group, Boko Haram was on Thursday destroyed by fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force in Bula Bello, close to the Sambisa Forest, Borno State.

According to a statement from NAF on Thursday night, the strikes were carried out on Thursday by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole under Exercise Green Sweep 3.

The statement further disclosed that the operation was executed after Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions revealed that the settlement was being used by the insurgents elements to launch attacks against troops.

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The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who signed the statement, said: “Consequently, the ATF dispatched two Alpha Jets and an Mi-35M helicopter to attack the identified buildings within the settlement. Overhead the target area, several fighters were seen within the settlement.

“The two Alpha Jets therefore took turns attacking the target area, scoring direct hits on the desired points of impact. The structures were damaged by the strikes while several of the terrorists were neutralised.

“The few surviving fighters were taken out in follow-on strikes by the MI-35M attack helicopter.”

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