Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has killed scores of Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa forest, Borno State.
This was revealed by the Nigeria Air Force on Saturday.
NAF said the Boko Haram terrorists (BHTs) were destroyed at their hideout at Bula Korege on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest.
NAF made this known in a statement on Saturday by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information.
The NAF also said that the operation was conducted on Friday.
It further stated that the air strikes conducted by the air task force was part of an ongoing mission code-named Operation Green Sweep lll.
NAF explained that the target was designated for attack based on credible intelligence reports, which were further corroborated by series of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
The air force added that intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance was able to establish the fact that the settlement was a major hub of Boko Haram terror activities.
Daramola said, “The ATF, therefore, detailed two Alpha Jets to attack the target area.
“The air strikes were synchronised for maximum effect, recording devastating hits on the Boko Haram hideout, killing several of their fighters in the process, as captured in the Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) footage.”
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