Scores of Boko Haram insurgents were killed on Saturday after the Nigerian Air Force Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole attacked their hideout in air strikes at Yuwe “C” in Borno State.
This was disclosed by the spokesman of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, on Sunday.
According to Daramola, the air raid was executed in continuation of Operation Green Sweep 3 after credible Human Intelligence reports.
The Operation Green Sweep 3, Daramola said, targets some identified terrorists’ positions in Borno.
He further added that the HUMINT reports were also corroborated by series of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions to establish that the settlement was being used as a hideout for the insurgents.
“The ATF therefore detailed 2 Alpha Jets and an L-39ZA aircraft to attack the target area.
“As the aircraft arrived overhead the target area, several BHTs were seen attempting to flee while many others concealed themselves in the structures and dense vegetation of the area.
“The jets took turns attacking the target, scoring crucial hits on the hideout leading to the neutralisation of several BHT fighters,” he said.