NAF Bombs Another Boko Haram Camp

Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar inspecting one of NAF's fighter jets
Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar inspecting one of NAF’s fighter jets

The Nigeria Air Force, NAF, says it has destroyed another Boko Haram camp in an air strike in northern Borno, just few days after it announced that it killed 300 insurgents, and wounded Abubakar Shekau, their leader, in an air raid on Sambisa forest.

Ayodele Famuyiwa, air force spokesman, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement read: “The Nigerian air force (NAF), during a night operation conducted yesterday, successfully destroyed a new Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) camp located between Malam Fatori and Kangarwa in northern Borno.”

“The new camp is about 4-6km away from the BHT location attacked earlier on 20 August 2016 by NAF Mi-17 helicopter within the same vicinity in a similar night operation that led to the death of about 300 insurgents.

Famuyiwa stated that NAF’s assessment had revealed that some surviving Boko Haram members were converging on the new location.






     

     

    “The information was later confirmed to be true by series of follow-up intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions that led to the latest strike,” he said.

    The NAF spokesman said that the air assault was expected to further degrade the capability of the insurgents while fostering the creation of the enabling environment for ground troops to operate.

    “Meanwhile, NAF Alpha Jets have helped to repel an attack by BHTs on troops of 153 battalion who were on fighting patrol at Ala Lumshe,” he added.

    “The troops, on Saturday 27 August 2016, had come under attack from BHTs about 4km south of Marte when the Alpha Jets were called-in to dislodge the insurgents.”

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