Troops’ Air Interdictions Dealing With B’Haram Fighters–DHQ

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says air interdiction missions being conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole have continued to deal decisive blows on Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.

“The latest of these was achieved yesterday, 28 December 2020, at the ‘S’ Region in the heart of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State,” said John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO).

Enenche, a Major General, in a statement, noted that, “The air strike, which was executed employing a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets, was carried out after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.”

The ISR missions, he said, revealed that the terrorists responsible for recent attacks in the Southern part of Borno and Northern part of Adamawa State had originated from the location.

“Accordingly, the NAF attack aircraft engaged the target area in successive passes, leading to the destruction of some of their structures and logistics stores, including a suspected anti-aircraft gun station as the terrorists fired at the NAF aircraft. Several insurgents were also neutralized in the process,” added the DMO Coordinator.

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