Nigerian Air Force Carries Out Air Strikes Over Sambisa Forest

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The Nigerian air force says it has carried out several air strikes in Sambisa Forest, believed to be one of few left strongholds of Boko Haram terrorists.






     

     

    According to a statement issued by the air force spokesperson, Dele Alonge, an Air Commodore, the strikes carried out by F-7NI and Alpha Jet fighter aircraft as well as attack helicopters, came after weeks of surveillance and planning, resulting in the decimation of the insurgents’ capabilities.

    “Intelligence report revealed that as aftermath of the strike missions, the terrorists have been confined and their capabilities greatly reduced, thereby restricting their nefarious activities to small scale attacks and suicide bombings,” the statement read.

    The air force further reiterated the resolve of the Chief of Sir staff, Sadiq Abubakar, an Air Marshal, to sustain the air strikes until the insurgents are completely wiped out.

    It would be recalled that following the decoration of the new service chiefs, President Muhammadu Buhari gave them three months to end the six years old insurgency that has ravaged the north eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, including parts of Gombe.

     

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