Air Force Destroys Boko Haram Camp In Buk
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed a Boko Haram camp at Buk along the Ajigin-Talala-Buk axis near Alagarno Forest.
A statement by the spokesman for NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the operation was a continuation of Operation Green Sweep of the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole.
It occurred on 14 November 2018.
Air Commodore Daramola said the operation was conducted after ISR missions led to the discovery of a new camp with structures hidden under the thick vegetation, including a suspected BHT Tactical Command and Control (C2) Centre.
"Accordingly, an Alpha Jet aircraft and two Mi-35 attack helicopters were detailed to attack the camp, inflicting significant damage to the C2 Centre.
"The NAF, working in concert with surface forces, will sustain the tempo of operations with a view to destroying all remnants of the terrorists in Borno State," the spokesman for the Air Force said.
The Nigerian Air Force also shared a video of the aerial bombardment.
There has been heightened counter-terrorism operations in the northeast in the last few days, with the Nigerian Army deploying more troops to the location.
They said the aim was to end the activities of Boko Haram that has lasted for years.
Members of the terrorists recently burnt homes in Mammanti Village in Borno State, with at least two persons injured in the incident.
The Army said it was their new tactic, since it had become impossible for them to infiltrate communities.
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