Few days after suspected Boko Haram terrorists killed 43 farmers in Borno, the Defence Headquarters said many of them have been killed in air raids by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, said the Air Task Force “hit terrorists’ camps in Sambisa forest and Yale area of Borno, killing scores in separates air strikes on Monday.”
According to him, the air interdiction missions destroyed some dwellings of Boko Haram terrorists’ leaders in the Sambisa Forest area and at a settlement about 1.7 Km East of Yale, both in Borno.
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He said the raids were undertaken following credible intelligence and series of aerial surveillance missions.
The Coordinator noted that intelligence indicated that some terrorists that carried out recent attacks against innocent civilians were lived in makeshift structures in the areas.
According to him, the military dispatched Nigerian Air Force fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the two locations.
“The attack aircraft, while taking turns to engage the targets, delivered lethal bomb and rocket strikes, resulting in the destruction of some of the structures and the killing of several terrorists,” Enenche stated.