Troops Bombard Sambisa Forest, Eliminate Several Boko Haram Kingpins
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
The Nigerian Military has bombarded the terrororists’ enclave in Sambisa Forest, killing several Boko Haram kingpins.
The exercise was achieved through air interdiction missions being conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Monday.
In a release by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, the Troops deployed air strike to flush out the terrorists responsible for recent attacks in the Southern part of Borno and Northern part of Adamawa State, forthwith series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions were conducted.
According to Enenche, “The air strike, which was executed employing a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets, was carried out after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed that the terrorists responsible for recent attacks in the Southern part of Borno and Northern part of Adamawa State had originated from the location.”
“Accordingly, the NAF attack aircraft engaged the target area in successive passes, leading to the destruction of some of their structures and logistics stores, including a suspected anti-aircraft gun station as the terrorists fired at the NAF aircraft.
“Several insurgents were also neutralized in the process,” the statement noted.