Counter-Insurgency: Nigerian Military kills Boko Haram Leaders In Air strike Conducted In Yobe State

By Lazarus Zakaa

Several key Boko Haram Terrorists/ISWAP leaders have been killed and their structures destroyed in air strikes conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE at Durbada in Borno State.

This was disclosed by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche on Monday.

The statement said, this was executed on 17 April 2020 on the heels of credible Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports, which were confirmed by a series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, indicating that the settlement was one of the locations where some of the terrorists’ hierarchy often hibernate.

Gen. Enenche stated that fighter jets dispatched by the Air Task Force took turns in attacking the location, scoring accurate hits within the target area which resulted in the death of some of the terrorists, adding that others, who were seen attempting to flee the area, were taken out in follow-on attacks.

“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 our Nation”, he said.

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