The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed a Boko Haram terrorists’ logistics base in Sambisa Forest, Borno State.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force, said this in a statement on Wednesday.
He noted that the operation was executed after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed a resurgence of human and vehicular activities at the logistics base, which had hitherto been abandoned.
“Accordingly, the ATF scrambled 2 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft to attack the location”, he said.
“Overhead the target area, several structures and vehicles were seen camouflaged under the thick vegetation of the Forest, with significant human activity observed within the area.
“The attack aircraft recorded direct hits on the target area resulting in the destruction of several structures and neutralisation of some BHTs.
“Some of the terrorists who survived the bomb strikes were seen fleeing the area. They were mopped-up in follow-on attacks,” he added.