Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:48 am
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it recorded a major success in the on-going counter-insurgency and counter terrorism operations against the Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) sect in the North East on 19 August, 2016 with the killing of 300 members of the extremist sect in air bombardments.
“The current phase of intensified air operations over Northern Borno paid-off on the night of 19 August 2016 when the NAF, during an air attack, killed about 300 BHTs who had gathered to hold a meeting at a location between Malam Fatori and own troops location at Kangarwa.
“Prior to this fateful day the NAF,on 16 August 2016, had commenced series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions to corroborate human intelligence that key BHT commanders gather at the said location to hold meeting at night.
“The objective of the on-going operation, as usual, is to degrade the capability of the insurgents, particularly those who have fled to the northern part of Borno,” Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, Director of Public Relations & Information of the Nigeria Air Force said.