Nigeria Air force displaced Boko Haram members in Sambisa Forest

Hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists in Garin Maloma area of Sambisa Forest, Borno State, have been displaced by the Nigerian Air Force on Friday.

This was confirmed in a statement released  by NAF spokesman, Olatokunbo Odesanya, said its intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platform had earlier sighted the insurgents who were gathered under some trees.

The statement added that a combination of NAF fighter aircraft, namely the F7-Ni, Alpha Jet and L-39 ZA aircraft, were detailed to carry out an air interdiction on the insurgents.

It explained that the Alpha Jet aircraft attacked the terrorists with bombs, killing many of them, and that the F-Ni aircraft also carried out a bomb attack, which resulted in the death of more insurgents.

“The L-39ZA aircraft then followed through by strafing fleeing terrorists with rockets, killing most of them in the process,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the NAF said it has rendered necessary assistance to the National Emergency Management Authority to ease the movement of its personnel from Abuja to Makurdi in order to deliver relief materials to the flood victims in Benue State.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )


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