The Nigerian Air Force has its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has flattened the camp hideouts of suspected Boko Haram Terrorists in the Gobara and Bakassi areas of Borno State.
The military service announced this in a statement issued by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information.
According to the Air Force, the operation was conducted on Wednesday, adding that some of the suspected terrorists were killed.
The statement noted that Gobara and Bakassi were specially targetted for what it described as intensive air interdiction operations.
It noted that the attack on Gobara, a settlement in the Sambisa Forest area, was carried out by two Alpha Jets after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions had identified a segment of the settlement being used by suspected terrorists to store their logistics and other equipment.
The statement read: “The jets scored accurate hits in the target area, leading to the destruction of some of the structures and equipment as well as the killing of several terrorists.”
The military service also stated that it successfully attacked the terrorists’ camp at Bakassi on the fringes of Lake Chad in Northern Borno, adding that some of the fighters attempted to escape.
“In a similar vein, another active camp belonging to Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements located , was successfully attacked and several terrorists killed in air strikes carried out later in the day.
“Overhead the target area, the NAF ISR platform observed significant presence of ISWAP fighters who were attempting to flee the location, upon hearing the sound of the aircraft.
“The attack platforms were vectored to the area of concentration of the terrorists, unleashing their munitions on the target and causing significant damage to the camp and neutralising many terrorists”, the statement read.