By Gift Samuel
As part of ongoing efforts to clear the Sambisa area of remnants of the Boko Haram Terrorists group, the Nigerian Air Force Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in the Sambisa general area, destroyed emerging Boko haram terrorists logistics base.
According to a statement released by the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, it was noted that during the ISR mission, a black vehicle and some Boko Haram Terrorists were seen on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest.
According to him; “A confirmatory ISR mission on 17 May 2017 revealed that the Boko Haram Terrorists are attempting to build a logistics base in the location. Accordingly, Nigerian Air Force fighter aircraft were immediately called in to carry out strikes on the location”.
The DOPRI disclosed that subsequent battle damage assessment revealed that some of the structures and vehicles in the location were engulfed in an inferno and destroyed,adding that several Boko Haram Terrorists within the structures under the tree line were possibly killed by the strikes.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force, in a recent attack, frustrated attempts by the Boko Haram Terrorists to regroup in the Sambisa general area.