Troops’ airstrikes destroy 3 B/Haram logistics facilities at Alafa Yagayaga
Massive air strikes conducted by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, yesterday destroyed three logistics facilities of Boko Haram insurgents, at Alafa Yagayaga, in Borno State.
The aggressive onslaughts coordinated by fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) also led to the neutralization of several insurgents in the Sambisa Forest general area, it was gathered.
The Defence Media Operation (DMO) Coordinator, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, while disclosing this in a statement, said the operation was executed based on credible intelligence reports, as well as series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
According to him, both the intelligence and ISR missions, showed that the terrorists had upscaled their activities in the settlement by importing additional fighters and increasing their logistics stocks preparatory to attacks on troops’ locations and surrounding civilian settlements.
“Consequently, the ATF dispatched an enhanced force package of attack aircraft and a surveillance platform to engage the location,” he said.
Enenche, in the statement, added that, “Overhead the target area, significant activity of the terrorists was observed in different parts of the settlement.”
The Coordinator, noted that the NAF fighter jets took turns in attacking the target area, neutralizing many BHTs as well as destroying their logistics facilities and other structures in successive passes, thereby further degrading their will to fight.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria, operating in concert with other security agencies and stakeholders, will sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Great Nation. We shall not relent until peace and normalcy are restored not only in the North East but also in every other troubled region of our beloved Country,” he said.