The Nigerian Air Force(NAF), has disclosed that air strikes being conducted by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole under Operation GREEN SWEEP 3 have continued to yield tangible results.
According to the NAF Spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the latest of these results is the destruction of a Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) Logistics Base/Assembly Area at Bula Bello on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
The operation he said, was executed Thursday, after Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed that the settlement was being used by BHT elements as a staging area to launch attacks against own troops.
“Consequently, the ATF dispatched two Alpha Jets and an Mi-35M helicopter to attack the identified buildings within the settlement. Overhead the target area, several BHT fighters were seen within the settlement.
“The two Alpha Jets therefore took turns attacking the target area, scoring direct hits on the desired points of impact. The structures were damaged by the strikes while several of the terrorists were neutralized. The few surviving fighters were taken out in follow-on strikes by the MI-35M attack helicopter” Air Commodore Daramola said.
Furthermore, he stated that the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its operations against the terrorists in the Northeast.