As the hunting down of terrorists in the middle intensify , the Nigerian air force bombarded Boko Haram hideout in Alafa area of Sambisa Forest, Borno State, with the Fighter jets of the Nigeria Air Force killing scores of terrorists and destroying their structures.
This was made known in a statement on Friday by NAF, Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said that the air strike was conducted on Thursday following intelligence reports that revealed the presence of the terrorists within the Alafa settlement. He added that that the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole dispatched the Alpha Jets to attack the location in Sambisa Forest.
While noting that the air force, operating in concert with surface forces , Daramola said: “In continuation of its sustained efforts to wipe out remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the Northeast of Nigeria, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a BHT hideout and killed some fighters at Alafa on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State and it would sustain its operations against the terrorists in the North-East.
In the same development, President Muhammadu Buhari claimed that the Nigerian military in collaboration with the armed forces of neighbouring countries had made tremendous progress in the war against insurgency.
“The air strike was conducted following intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions that revealed the presence of the terrorists, along with their logistics supplies and equipment, in a group of structures within the settlement.”