Boko Haram insurgents might be getting closer to their last days in the North East region as they continued to suffer human and material loss due to the heavy onslaught, both on air and land carried out by the Nigerian military.
Recently, the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole inflicted a heavy blow on the nefarious elements in their hideouts located in the Alargano forest, Borno State.
The sect several of its members as well as the building which housed them after multiple airstrikes were launched in the area both day and night by the Nigeria Airforce fighter jets and attack helicopters.
This latest development was made public by the Coordinator, Defense Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche via the official Facebook page of the Defense Headquarters.
The post reads;
OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE: AIR TASK FORCE INFLICTS HEAVY CASUALTIES ON BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS IN ALAGARNO, SAMBISA FOREST AREAS OF BORNO STATE
1. The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno State and taken out their hideouts in Alagarno, including a compound housing some high-value BHT leaders. The compound, concealed under thick vegetation and located 2.3Km North East of KAFA, was being used by the terrorists to coordinate their nefarious activities.
2. The destruction of the locations was achieved through multiple air strikes executed on 6 January 2021 as the ATF dispatched appropriate force packages of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and attack helicopters to engage the target areas in day and night raids. The BHTs were spotted under the dense vegetation of the locations and the NAF attack aircraft took turns in engaging the targets, neutralizing several of them.Advertisement
3. The Armed Forces of Nigeria will not relent until all enemies of the Nation are neutralised and normalcy is restored to all troubled zones.
Defence Media Operations
7 January 2021
In a related development, the Nigerian Army have initiated a new operation codenamed ‘Tura Takai Bango’ another subsidiary of Operation Lafiya Dole. The new operation is expected to advance into insurgents strongholds like Tumbus, Alagarno forest & Timbuktu triangle with the newly-acquired combat equipments.