Airforce Bomb Boko Haram Locations In Borno

NAF

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on Sunday said its fighter jets conducted several air strikes at suspected insurgent locations on the outskirts of Tumbin Gini and Tumbin Kayewa Northeastern Borno State on Friday 16 September 2016.

“The air strikes were as a result of ground based intelligence and successive Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance reports obtained from several missions flown by NAF platforms,” Director of Public Relations, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said in a statement.

“In a video released by the NAF, some of the terrorists could be seen at one of the rendezvous where they were believed to be holding a high-level meeting when NAF jets were scrambled to hit the locations.

“A post-strike battle damage assessment of the the strikes revealed that the rendezvous was badly damaged with many casualties while those far from the vicinity could be seen scrambling to safety.

“The aircraft involved in the air strikes are the NAF F-7Ni and the Alpha jets. The air offensive of the NAF has continued to deny the terrorists any hiding place and room for maneuver.

“This has enabled unhindered advance by the surface forces as part of the ongoing Operation GAMA AIKI.

“It will be recalled that the NAF had, in an earlier operation successfully conducted air strikes on Boko Haram Terrorist Camps at Tumbin Rego on 26 August which led to the death of many high ranking members of the group,” the Air Force chief said.

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