The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has recorded further gains in the ongoing air interdiction operations designed to wipe out remnants of boko haram Terrorists within the fringes of Lake Chad.
The Director Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola noted that the Air Task Force conducted air strikes on boko hram terrorists camps at Zanari and Tunbun Rego in Borno State.
Daramola said:“the air strikes at Zanari were planned and executed based on intelligence reports indicating that the boko hram terrorists had established a training camp in the village and were converging in an area prior to departing for an attack on own troops locations around the Lake Chad area.”
The Air Task Force scrambled 2 NAF Alpha Jet aircraft for a pre-emptive strike on 2 specified locations within Zanari, where the BHTs were assembled.
He said: “the fighter aircraft acquired and attacked both locations, neutralizing several boko hram terrorists,with only few survivors seen fleeing the area adding that these were later mopped up by follow-on rocket strikes.”
Meanwhile, the NAF has said that it will continue to deploy its platforms to conduct intensive Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions in the entire Northeast aimed at discovering the possible locations of remnants of boko hram terrorists and neutralizing them.