Several Boko Haram terrorists have been neutralised and their structures as well as logistics supplies destroyed in air strikes executed by the Air Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE at Valangide in the Sambisa Forest general area of Borno State.
The Acting Director Defence Media Operations, DHQ, Brigadier Bernard Onyeuka said the mission, which was conducted in continuation of subsidiary Operation DECISIVE EDGE, was carried out after an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft spotted and tracked some terrorists to compounds within the settlement where they resided in some well-developed structures.
Onyeuko said that ”Operation LAFIYA DOLE scrambled its fighter jets to engage the location.”
”The jets were vectored to the target by the ISR aircraft, with their munitions making direct hits in the target area, neutralising some of the sect members and damaging their dwellings, some which were seen engulfed in flames,” he stated.
The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the Northeast, will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of the Nation.