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NAF kills scores of Boko Haram members in Sambisa

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

The Nigerian Airforce on Monday said scores of Boko Haram members were killed in coordinated operations that were carried out around Sambisa Forest.

The force in a statement on Monday made it known that its men bombed Bula Korege area of Borno State on the fringes of Sambisa Forest, where Boko Haram terrorists were holding a meeting.

In the strikes which were coordinated by the men of Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, several of the terrorists were killed.

The statement which was signed by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, had it that the insurgents were attacked on the aftermath of “successive days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions, coupled with human intelligence reports.”

It was gathered that the military surveillance had located some buildings within the settlement which is used logistics base from where the insurgents launched attacks against troops of the Nigerian Army and civilians.

NAF said it would sustain its operations against the Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East.

The statement further read that “The ATF has decimated a location at Bula Korege on the fringes of Sambisa Forest being used by the Boko Haram as a meeting venue. The attack was conducted on Saturday following successive days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions, coupled with human intelligence reports.

“A fighter aircraft attacked the hideout, scoring hits within the target area and leading to significant degrading of the Boko Haram structures as several terrorists were also killed.”

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