Military Jets Bombard Parisu, Eliminate Insurgents in Borno
Fighter jets of the Nigerian military have neutralized scores of Boko Haram insurgents at Parisu, in Borno.
The terrorists’ hideout located in Sambisa Forest was on Tuesday raided by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, in furtherance of the Armed Forces’ mission to restore peace in the North East.
In a statement issued by Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, Acting Director of the Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDMO), the military onslaught, which destroyed the terrorists’ structures at Parisu, was conducted after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed a resurgence of activities within the settlement.
Onyeuko, said fighter jets dispatched by the Air Task Force to attack the hideout took turns in engaging the location, resulting in the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists.
“Other fighters, who attempted to reposition themselves in order to engage the attack aircraft, were taken out in follow-on strikes at their hiding places under shrubbery,” he added.