The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has again recorded appreciable success in the campaign to stamp out terrorist activities in the North East.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, announced said this via a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
Enenche said that the crews of ATF on Operation Hailstorm 2 on Oct. 1, neutralised several Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed their hideouts at Maima and Tusuy near Warshale and Tongule in the Dikwa-Rann axis of Borno.
He said the feat was achieved after the reception of credible intelligence reports and series of aerial surveillance missions, which indicated that the locations were being used as rendezvous points by the terrorists.
According to him, the Air Task Force dispatched some Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the two locations.
“The attack aircraft scored devastating hits on the target areas, destroying some structures and neutralising several of the terrorists,’’ he added.