The Defence Headquarters says the Air Job Power of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram camp in Borno, killing a number of terrorists in an enormous airstrike on July 15.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in an announcement on Thursday, mentioned the air raid occurred at Ngwuri Gana alongside the Gulumba Gana-Kumshe axis of the state.
Enenche mentioned the air operation was in continuation of the sustained offensive in opposition to terrorist parts within the North-East.
He mentioned the operation was carried out on the heels of intelligence reviews indicating that the settlement was one of many places from the place the terrorists launch assaults in opposition to personal troops’ positions and villages across the space.
In accordance with him, aerial surveillance missions additionally confirmed the heavy presence of numerous terrorists within the settlement, a few of whom have been seen slinging their rifles.
“The Air Job Power, due to this fact, launched coordinated assaults on the varied targets inside the settlement, using an enhanced drive package deal of Nigerian Air Power (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships.
“The assault plane took turns in partaking the designated places inside the settlement, scoring devastating hits which led to the destruction of a number of buildings, together with the communication centres, in addition to the neutralisation of a number of terrorists.
“The Chief of the Air Workers, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commends the Air Job Power for its dedication, dexterity and professionalism.
“The Defence Headquarters equally urges it to accentuate the air offensive in opposition to the terrorists and all different legal parts threatening the peace and safety of our beloved nation,” he mentioned.