Air Force destroys terrorists command in Borno

Martha Obi, Abuja


The Nigerian Air Force, NAF says its Air Task Force, ATF of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has successfully destroyed a boko haram Terrorists’, BHT Command and Control Centre in Dusula, on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State,


It successfully carried out the operation through Operation GREEN SWEEP III which aimed to target some identified terrorists’ positions in the State.


The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said the operation was executed after series of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance ISR missions led to the identification of the Command Centre with its solar panels, communications equipment and other facilities. 

Daramola said “the 3 Alpha Jets dispatched by the ATF engaged the location in multiple passes, recording accurate hits on the target area”. 

“The structures housing the Command Centre were completely destroyed by the strikes while several of the terrorists were neutralized”. 

He added that the few surviving terrorists, who were seen attempting to flee the area, were taken out by follow on attacks. 

 The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its operations against the terrorists in the Northeast.  


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