The Nigerian Air Force sent five fighter jets, on Sunday, to the Sambisa Forest to crush Boko Haram terrorists operating in the area after new reports that the terrorists were regrouping.
The insurgents have recently attacked Maiduguri, Adamawa and Yobe States.
Speaking on the operational outings by the Nigeria Air Force, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said the Nigerian Air Force had intensified its intensive day and night aerial bombardments of Boko Haram terrorists’ locations within the North-east.
He said on the fourth day of the ongoing Operation ‘Ruwan Wuta II’, the NAF conducted air interdiction on some structures in Dure, a BHT-infested location, 12km east of Sambisa.
Adesanya explained that “reports from NAF Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms had revealed the gradual resurgence of BHT activities in the settlement, particularly at the targeted structures, which were hideouts for the terrorists.”
According to him “five aircrafts namely 3 x Alpha Jet aircraft and 2 x F-7Ni aircraft conducted the air interdiction missions.
“The Alpha jet aircraft and the F-Ni aircraft took turns to attack the location with bombs, destroying the targeted structures and killing the terrorists.”
He observed that “the Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) conducted after the strikes revealed that some of the structures were set ablaze by the bomb explosions.”