The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, said it has discovered a new camp of the Boko Haram terrorists in the Sambisa Forest region of Borno State.
According to NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft located the camp on Sunday, and called for an alpha jet to attack the buildings.
A statement by Daramola on Monday, said that scores of Boko Haram terrorists were killed in the bombings, while the structures in the new camp were equally destroyed.
“The operation was executed on Sunday after intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions revealed heavy presence of terrorists at a new camp. The camp, with several structures, was hidden under the thick foliage of the forest.
“Accordingly, NAF dispatched an alpha jet to attack the location. Its bombs hit the target area, with devastating effects on several of the camouflaged structures, neutralising the terrorist occupants.”
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, noted that the air force, “operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain efforts to completely degrade the terrorists in the North-East.”