The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said that NAF Alpha jet, F-7Ni fighter aircraft and M1-35 attack helicopter has launched a coordinated attack against Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state.
Daramola who made this revelation in statement in Abuja also explained that in continuation of operations to seek out and destroy remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the North East, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole destroyed a BHT Camp and neutralized several terrorists at Ngwuri Gana in Borno State.
He said that the operation was carried out based on human intelligence reports indicating that the settlement was one of the locations from where BHTs launch attacks against own troops’ positions and villages around the general area of Kumshe.
Daramola added that Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions later confirmed the presence of a large number of BHTs in the settlement and also identified a suspected Communications Centre with BHT flag and solar panels mounted.
He further explained that the ATF launched a coordinated attack on various targets within the settlement employing Alpha Jet and F-7Ni aircraft as well as Mi-35 attack helicopters leading to the destruction of BHT Communication Centre and neutralization of several BHTs.
“The NAF, working in concert with surface forces, will sustain the tempo of operations with a view to destroying all remnants of the terrorists in Borno State”, Daramola concluded.