The Nigerian Airforce said on Thursday that it has destroyed a compound housing Boko Haram terrorist as well as some fighters in Bulawa area of Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
The Airforce disclosed this in a statement released by the Director of Defense Media Operations: Major General John Enenche on Wednesday.
He said that the Airforce carried out the attack bases on intelligent report received and the reconnaissance missions and surveillance carried in the area.
“The airstrikes were executed on April 21, 2020, based on credible human intelligence reports as well as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions that led to the identification of the target compounds within the settlement.”
Fighter jets dispatched by the Air Task Force to take out the compounds scored accurate hits in the target area leading to the destruction of some of the structures as well as the neutralization of some of the terrorists occupying the compounds. pic.twitter.com/CaXkhgYYX5
— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) April 23, 2020
“Fighter jets dispatched by the Air Task Force to take out the compounds scored accurate hits in the target area, leading to the destruction of some of the structures as well as the neutralisation of some of the terrorists occupying the compounds,” according to the statement.
The statement also read that:
“Boko Haram fighters, who attempted to reposition to engage the attacking aircraft, were mopped-up in follow-on attacks by the jets.”
Major General John Enenche assured Nigerians that the Airforce will sustain its attack on Boko Haram elements in the region.