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Scores killed as NAF fighter jets bombard Boko Haram hideout

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

The Nigerian Airforce has said that its fighter aircraft operating in the North East, on Thursday killed scores of Boko Haram terrorists at the fringes of Sambisa Forest.

The terrorists were killed during air bombardment of one of the hideouts of the terrorists on Thursday.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Friday by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director, NAF Public Relations and Information

“In continuation of its sustained efforts to wipe out remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the Northeast of Nigeria, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a BHT hideout and killed some fighters at Alafa on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.

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“The air strike was conducted yesterday on (Thursday) 1 August 2019, following Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that revealed the presence of the terrorists, along with their logistics supplies and equipment, in a group of structures within the settlement.

“Accordingly, the ATF dispatched 2 Alpha Jets to attack the location, scoring accurate hits in the target area, which led to the destruction of some of the structures and equipment as well as the killing of several terrorists.

“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its operations against the terrorists in the Northeast”, Daramola said in the statement.

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