Four fighter aircrafts belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), have killed several members of Boko Haram Terrorists in the Sambisa Forest.
According to the service, the Boko Haram terrorists were regrouping at a hideout when it four fighter jets launched the attacks.
“Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the Boko Haram hideout was completely reduced to rubble and several Boko Haram terrorists were killed.
A statement issued by the NAF’s director of public relations and information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said in furtherance of operations to completely defeat the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) Organization, on 7 August 2017, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE conducted an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission over Parisu, in the Sambisa general area.
“During the ISR mission, a large group of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) was seen converging under a tree close to a prominent zinc-roofed structure.”
“Part of the structure was concealed by the foliage of a tree, making it a seemingly unobtrusive gathering point for the terrorists.”
“A confirmatory ISR mission indicated that the structure was indeed a Boko Haram hideout, housing a large number of terrorists.”
“Accordingly, on 8 August 2017, the Air Component detailed four fighter jets namely one F-7Ni and 3 Alpha Jet aircraft to strike the target in succession.”
“The first and second bomb strikes completely destroyed the building while the third aircraft strafed some fleeing insurgents. The fourth attack was re-directed to a close by building, where BHT activity was also noticed.”