An area used by Boko Haram Terrorists in Borno State for launching attacks against military troops has been destroyed in a military airstrike.
Naija News understands the troops launched an attack against the terrorists based on credible intelligence on the activities of the insurgents.
The airstrike coordinated by the Air Task Force of the Operation Lafiya Dole, destroyed the terrorist’s logistics facilities at Parisu, Sambisa forest in Borno State.
Some of the insurgents were also killed during the operation, a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche confirmed.
According to the statement: “In furtherance of its objective of restoring peace and security in the North East of the Country, the Armed Forces of Nigeria, through the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, yesterday, 30 April 2020, neutralized some Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and destroyed some of their logistics facilities at Parisu in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno State.
“The airstrike, which was executed as a precursor to further air and ground operations, was conducted after intelligence reports revealed that the terrorists had resumed use of the settlement as a staging area to launch attacks against nearby troops’ locations”.
“Recent aerial surveillance missions had also shown significant terrorist activities in the area whilst identifying some compounds housing the fighters and their logistics items.
“Consequently, the Air Task Force dispatched its fighter jets to attack the location. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets, while taking turns to engage the target area, scored accurate bomb and rocket strikes, resulting in the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists.
The statement added that the Armed Forces of Nigeria will not relent until the terrorists are totally defeated and peace and normalcy is restored in Nigeria.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of the country, until peace and normalcy are restored in all parts of Nigeria”.