The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has successfully destroyed a Boko Haram terrorist hideout with an assault staged with aircraft.
The Defence Headquarters made this known in a statement released by Major-General John Enenche on the Defence Headquarters website.
The Major-General notified the public that the air task force of Operation Lafiya Dole had on Wednesday 10th June destroyed a hideout of the Boko Haram terrorist group after they had received intelligence reports that there was a meeting point of terrorists there before they proceed to cause havoc to troops and communities. The army in this sweeping move carried out was able to gather more information and surveillance before attacking the hideout and killing the fighters in the means at a place known as Kacha Korle in Sambisa forest, Borno state.
The statement further said, “The Air Task Force dispatched an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and fighter jets to attack the hideout. Overhead the target area, many BHT fighters were observed in and around some prominent structures. These were engaged in successive passes by the attack aircraft leading to the destruction of some of the structures as well as the neutralization of several of the terrorists.”
The Chief of Air Staff of the Nigeria Air Force, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar also commended the air force troops on the mission, urging them to not relent on the offensive airstrikes against the terrorist group due to the success. The defence headquarters also expressed satisfaction with the relationship between the air force group and other security agencies and stakeholders in the fight against insurgency and crime in the Northeastern part of the country.