The Defence Headquarters has said that AIR Task Force of Operation Lafiya DOLE has eliminated several Boko Haram terrorists in the Sambisa forest area of Borno state, Insidenaija reports.
This was contained in a statement issued by Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, on Sunday, 12th December 2020.
According to hin, The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has recorded more successes in its air campaign against Boko Haram Terrorists in the North East of the Country.
He said the latest of these was achieved through air strikes executed on 10 December 2020 at Njimia on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
Enenche noted that the attack, which resulted in the neutralization of several Boko Haram terrorists as well as damage to their structures, was conducted after series of aerial surveillance missions showed uptick of activities in the settlement.
Consequently, the ATF dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to engage the location.
The NAF attack aircraft delivered accurate hits in the target area resulting in the neutralization of several Boko Haram terrorists.