Fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, have destroyed the solar panels and the running facilities of the Boko Haram insurgents in the Alagarno camp, in Borno state.
The operation followed an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, ISR, mission of the Sambisa general area, the former spiritual headquarters of the Boko Haram Terrorists, BHT, where the camp was spotted.
“During the ISR mission, a gradual convergence of BHT elements at some buildings in Alagarno Camp 1 was noticed. The sight of several solar panels on the rooftops of the buildings, and the obvious attempt to conceal the buildings, gave out the plans of the terrorists.
“A confirmatory ISR mission indicated that the structures were most likely a budding Command and Control facility, which could also house High Value Targets,” NAF director of information and public relations, Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement on Wednesday.
Mr Adesanya, an Air Commodore, said “the Air Component detailed 3 aircraft namely, 2 Alpha Jet and one F-7Ni aircraft, to conduct Air Interdiction strikes on the buildings in succession.
“Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the structures with the solar panels as well as other adjoining BHT structures were damaged.”
He said a suspected insurgents’ technical vehicle, which was attempting to make a run from the vicinity, was also struck by subsequent waves of attack.