By Lazarus Zakaa
The Nigeria Military has said that the ongoing air bombardment of terrorist locations in northeast by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, has killed several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and destroyed their logistics facility within the heart of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
In a statement released by the Coordinator,Defence Media Operation, Major General John Enenche explained that the success was achieved in an air interdiction mission executed by Air Task Force as part of ongoing operations to destroy the terrorists’ capabilities before they can be brought to bear against land forces and other targets.
According to him, “the air strike was conducted after series of day and night Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions confirmed that makeshift structures, hidden under the dense vegetation of the area, were being used by the terrorists to store their logistics as well as house their fighters. Consequently, the Air Task Force dispatched its fighter jets to attack the hideout, leading to the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists. Post-strike battle damage assessment showed the logistics facility was engulfed in flames,” the statement explained.
General Enenche concluded that the Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East, will sustain the offensive against the enemies of the nation