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Zacnetwork gathered that the Defense Headquarters said that the Air Task Force of Operation Lafia Doye force destroyed a Boko Haram camp in Borno, killing a number of militants in a massive airstrike on 15 July.
According to what zacnetwork gathered, Coordinator, Defense Media Operations, Major General. The air raid took place in Ngwuri Gana along the Gulumba Gana-Kumshe axis of the state, John Enenche said in a statement on Thursday.
Enenche said that continued action against terrorist elements is continuing in the Northeast.
He said the operation was carried out on the heels of intelligence reports, indicating that the settlement was one of the places from which terrorists carry out attacks on the bases of their own troops and in villages around the area.
According to him, aerial surveillance missions also confirmed the large presence of a large number of militants in the settlement, some of whom were seen hitting their rifles.
Therefore, the Air Task Force, while employing an enhanced force package of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jet and helicopter gunships, launched coordinated attacks on various targets within the settlement.
Read the full statement of Chief of Air Staff:
The attack aircraft diverted to overturning designated locations within the settlement, scoring devastating hits, which led to the destruction of many structures, including communications centers, as well as the expulsion of several terrorists.
The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadik Abubakar, commends the Air Task Force for dedication, dexterity and professionalism.
The Defense Headquarters equally urges for intensifying air strikes against terrorists and all other criminal elements for the peace and security of our beloved country, Enenche said.
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