NAF neutralises Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, has neutralised some Boko Haram Terrorists, BHTs, at Parisu and Takwala, area in Borno State, through successful air strikes.

NAN reports that NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, AVM Olatokunbo Adesanya, confirmed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, stating that the operation was conducted on Friday.

He said, “The mission followed the discovery, by NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platforms, of activities of BHTs in the 2 locations.

“Consequently, the ATF detailed two NAF Alpha Jet aircraft, armed with rockets and cannons, to interdict the locations.

“Overhead the objective, the NAF fighter aircraft acquired and attacked the objectives with rockets and cannons.

“At the end of the mission, it was observed that the attack platforms successfully engaged the remnants of the terrorists hibernating within the settlements and consequently neutralised them,”

Adesanya assured that the NAF would continue to deploy its platforms to conduct intensive ISR missions aimed at discovering the locations of possible remnants of BHTs in the entire North-East.

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