B’Haram Hideouts Destroyed, Fighters Killed in Borno Settlements
Troops of Operation Hail Storm 2 on Thursday neutralized several Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs’) and also destroyed their hideouts at Maima and Tusuye.
This was in air strikes executed at the two settlements near Warshale and Tongule, along the Dikwa-Rann axis of Borno State, according to a statement by the Defence Media Operations (DMO).
Maj. Gen. John Enenche, who issued the statement, said the feat was achieved sequel to credible Human Intelligence reports, as well as series of aerial surveillance missions.
He said both the reports and surveillance missions had indicated that the locations were being used as rendezvous points by the BHTs.
“Accordingly, the ATF dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to engage the 2 locations.
“The attack aircraft scored devastating hits in the target areas, destroying some structures and neutralizing several of the terrorists,” added Enenche, who is the DMO Coordinator.