Olayemi Esan, Abuja
The Defence Headquarters says, the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed some dwellings of Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs’) leaders and neutralized several of their fighters in separate airstrikes executed in the Sambisa Forest area as well as at a settlement about 1.7 Km East of Yale, both in Borno State.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche stated this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.Enenche said, the air raids were undertaken yesterday, 30 November 2020
He added that, "after credible Human Intelligence reports and series of aerial surveillance missions had indicated that some of the Boko Haram Terrorists that carried out recent attacks against innocent civilians were harboured in makeshift structures under the dense vegetation of the Sambisa Forest while others were tracked to the settlement East of Yale".
He said, the Air Task Force dispatched Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the 2 locations.
"The attack aircraft, while taking turns to engage the targets, delivered lethal bomb and rocket strikes, resulting in the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists", he said.