January 16, 2021

Troops Neutralise Scores Of Boko Haram Fighters In Borno Air Strikes

The high command of the Nigerian military on Monday said that scores of Boko Haram fighters were on Sunday, killed in the Airstrikes conducted by its troops in Borno state.

Major General John Enenche, Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, (CDMO), made the disclosure in an operation update released in Abuja, to newsmen.

General Enenche said that the air strikes were in continuation of the intensive air interdiction missions being conducted as part of subsidiary Operation WUTAR TABKI, against terrorists in the theatre.

He said that the operations conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, also led to the destruction of some Boko Haram terrorists structures at Tsilala near Kaza in the Dikwa general area of the State.

“The air strikes were executed on 18 October 2020 after aerial surveillance missions showed significant number of terrorists and logistics items at the location.

“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships dispatched by the Air Task Force took turns in engaging the location scoring accurate hits in the target area, resulting in the neutralization of several BHTs as well as the destruction of some of their structures”, the CDMO stated.

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