Military airstrikes destroy more terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate scores in Borno

Military airstrikes destroy more terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate scores in Borno

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed more hideouts of Boko Haram terrorists, killing scores in two locations in Borno.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Sunday, said that the attacks were carried out on Saturday at Kote Kura and Bulama Isamari communities.

Enenche said that the Air Task Force employed an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the camps, after the reception of credible intelligence.

He said that the intelligence revealed that the Boko Haram terrorists had established camps within the two settlements where they stored their logistics as well as planned and launched attacks.

He said that at Kote Kura, a settlement in the Bama area of Borno, the NAF attack aircraft engaged scores of terrorists observed in the target area.

“The attack led to the neutralisation of several of them as well as the destruction of structures and logistics stores, some of which were seen engulfed in flames.

“In the same vein, at Bulama Isamari, within the Timbuktu Triangle, the NAF aircraft took turns in engaging the target, scoring accurate hits which equally resulted in the neutralisation of several terrorists,” he added.

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