The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE of the Nigerian Air Force has destroyed a boko haram Terrorists hideout and neutralised some of their fighters at Kacha Korle in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno State.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche said the operation was executed following intelligence reports indicating that the location was being used as a staging area and meeting venue for the terrorists from where they planned and launched attacks against troops’.
According to him, the Air Task Force dispatched an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft and fighter jets to attack the hideout. Overhead the target area, many boko haram Terrorists fighters were observed in and around some prominent structures.
He noted that these were engaged in successive passes by the attack aircraft leading to the destruction of some of the structures as well as the neutralisation of several of the terrorists.
The Chief of the Air Staff has commended the Air Task Force and urged them to intensify the air offensive against the terrorists.
Meanwhile, the Defence Headquarters also salutes the courage and dedication of the Air Task Force working in concert with other security agencies and stakeholders towards the defeat of the criminals in the North East.
Source: Voice of Nigeria