Sunday, April 18, 2021
Array

Nigerian Air Force destroys Boko Haram facilities in Borno

Headline

Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassanhttps://dailynigerian.com/author/rayyan/
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
tiamin rice

The Operation Lafia Dole of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has destroyed some facilities of the Boko Haram terrorists, at Bukar Meram and Tumbun Allura on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

READ  Air Force inaugurates mortgage scheme for new recruits

Mr Daramola who said the operation was carried out on Sunday added that several insurgents were neutralised.

He said the attack at Bukar Meram was conducted based on credible human intelligence reports indicating the presence of some insurgents along with their equipment within the settlement.

READ  Air Force inaugurates mortgage scheme for new recruits

“This is subsequently confirmed by successive days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, ISR, missions.

“Accordingly, the ATF detailed a Nigerian Air Force, NAF, Alpha Jet aircraft and helicopter gunship to carry out air interdiction at the location,” he said.

Mr Daramola said that the ISR missions had indicated that some terrorists were attempting to re-group at another location in Tumbun Allura, after their bases in the settlement were destroyed on Sept.4.

“Consequently, the identified location within the town was attacked and destroyed by a combination of NAF Alpha Jet and F-7Ni aircraft.

READ  Banditry: Nigerian Air Force deploys 4 drones to Zamfara

“This is to further ensure that the insurgents are unable to resume, using the settlement as a base of operation,” he stated.

READ  Again, Nigerian troops hit Boko Haram meeting point, kill several insurgents in Borno

The director of public relations and information said that the NAF, working in concert with surface forces, would sustain the momentum of Operation Thunder Strike 2.

He said the operation was with a view to seeking out and destroying vestiges of the insurgents in the Lake Chad green fringes.

NAN

Related News

Latest News

cosgrove