How Air Force Destroyed Terrorists’ Training Camp In Borno
The onslaught against terrorists in northeast Nigeria has been sustained in the northeast, with military attacking bastions of the Islamic jihadists.
On February 10, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole destroyed an Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) training camp in Malkonory In Northern Borno State.
Several members of the splinter group of Boko Haram were also killed in the attack, a statement by the spokesman for the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said.
"The operation was executed after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft observed significant human activities with several structures, equipment and vehicles spotted camouflaged under the dense vegetation in the area used by the terrorists for training.
"Accordingly, 2 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft were dispatched to attack the location, dropping their bombs successfully within the camp leading to massive fires and resulting in the neutralising of several terrorists," Air Commodore Daramola stated.
He said that Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) by Air Force officials and allied ISR later revealed that the terrorists suffered heavy casualties as a result of the air strikes.
The NAF further promised that its operate in concert with surface forces would be sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast.
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