Troops Raid Bama, Bombard Terrorists’ Ammunition Depot, Kill Scores
A Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs’) training camp, along with a suspected ammunition depot, has been destroyed by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole.
The Lafiya Dole Task Force, the Defence Media Operations (DMO), said also neutralized several terrorists at Nuwar in the Bama area of Borno State.
Its Coordinator, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, said in a statement: “This was achieved through air strikes executed on 14 January 2021.”
This was sequel to intelligence reports indicating that the cluster of huts and other structures in the settlement, were being used to conduct combat training for the terrorists on a regular basis.
The ATF, after conducting series of confirmatory aerial surveillance missions, Emergency Digest learnt, dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter gunships for a night air raid on the location.
The helicopters, according Enenche, scored devastating hits in the target area which led to the neutralization of several BHTs.
They also destroyed some of their structures, including the terrorists’ armoury, where multiple mini explosions were observed amidst the raging fire.
“Several other terrorists were taken out in follow-on attacks by the helicopter gunships,” he said.