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NAF jets destroy logistics base of Boko Haram in Sambisa


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force have destroyed a logistics base of the Boko Haram sect in Sambisa forest following an intelligence and surveillance exercise.

Director, public relations and information of the air force, Olatokunbo Adesanya, said in a statement that the conduct of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance by the component of the Air Force, Lafiya Dole led to the discovery of the location.

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Mr Adesanya, an air commodore, said the ISR mission in the Sambisa general area was part of ongoing efforts to clear the area of remnants of the Boko Haram Terrorists group.

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“During the ISR mission, a black vehicle and some Boko Haram Terrorists were seen on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest. A confirmatory ISR mission on 17 May 2017 revealed that the Boko Haram Terrorists are attempting to build a logistics base in the location.

“Accordingly, Nigerian Air Force fighter aircraft were immediately called in to carry out strikes on the location. Subsequent battle damage assessment revealed that some of the structures and vehicles in the location were engulfed in an inferno and destroyed.

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“In addition, several Boko Haram Terrorists within the structures under the tree were possibly killed by the strikes,” Mr Adesanya said.

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It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force, in a recent attack, frustrated attempts by the Boko Haram Terrorists to regroup in the Sambisa general area.

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