Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have destroyed some Boko Haram Terrorists hideouts at Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
The air strike was executed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets, after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed that the terrorists responsible for recent attacks in the Southern part of Borno and Northern part of Adamawa State had originated from the location.
Defence Media Operations Maj. Gen. John Enenche made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Enenche said, the Nigerian Air Force attack aircraft engaged the target area in successive passes, leading to the destruction of some of their structures and logistics stores.
He also said a suspected anti-aircraft gun station as the terrorists fired at the NAF aircraft.
Several insurgents were also neutralized in the process.