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NAF jets pound Boko Haram leaders’ compound in Borno

A compound in Bulawa, on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest, Borno State believed to be housing leaders of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, has been pounded in an air raid by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), the Defence Headquarters said on Thursday.

In a statement by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in Abuja on Thursday, the DHQ said the airstrikes were executed on April 21 based on credible human intelligence as well as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions that led to the identification of the target compounds within the settlement.

Enenche also explained that the fighter jets dispatched by the Air Task Force to take out the compounds scored accurate hits in the target area, leading to the destruction of some of the structures.

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He further disclosed that some of the terrorists occupying the compounds were neutralized in the attack.

The statement said further: “Boko Haram fighters, who attempted to reposition to engage the attacking aircraft, were mopped-up in follow-on attacks by the jets.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East, will sustain the offensive against the enemies of our nation.”

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