Air Force neutralises Boko Haram camps in Borno

Air Force neutralises Boko Haram camps in Borno

- The Nigerian Air Force has neutralised Boko Haram terrorists’ camps in Borno

- The air strikes were planned and executed based on intelligence reports

- NAF says it would continue to deploy its platforms to conduct intensive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in the entire north-east

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force (ATF) of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ has neutralised Boko Haram terrorists’ camps at Zanari and Tunbun Rego, in Borno.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, August 21, in Abuja, said that the operation was carried out on Monday, August 20, NAN reports.

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“The NAF ATF of Operation Lafiya Dole has recorded further gains in the ongoing air interdiction operations designed to wipe out remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) within the fringes of Lake Chad.

“This occurred as the ATF on August 20 conducted air strikes on BHT camps at Zanari and Tunbun Rego in Borno state.

“The air strikes at Zanari were planned and executed based on intelligence reports indicating that the BHTs had established a training camp in the village and were converging in an area prior to departing for an attack on own troops locations around the Lake Chad area.

“Accordingly, the ATF scrambled II NAF Alpha Jet aircraft for a pre-emptive strike on two specified locations within Zanari, where the BHTs were assembled,” he said.

Daramola said that the fighter aircraft acquired and attacked both locations, neutralizing several BHTs, with only few survivors seeing fleeing the area, adding that “these were later mopped up by follow-on rocket strikes.”

“Similarly, another identified BHT rendezvous point and staging area on the outskirts of Tunbun Rego was also attacked and destroyed by the Alpha Jets,” the spokesman said.

He said that the NAF would continue to deploy its platforms to conduct intensive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in the entire north-east aimed at discovering the possible locations of remnants of BHTs and neutralising them.

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Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said the Air Task Force of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ had been conducting successful massive day and night attacks against remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and their facilities, near Arra in Borno.

The NAF director of public relations and information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed this in a statement on Monday, August 20.

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