The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a former Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) Tactical Headquarters at Sabon Tumbun in the Lake Chad Green Fringes.
This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, saying the operation was carried out on Thursday.
“As Operation Green Sweep entered Day two on Nov.15, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE conducted air strikes that led to the destruction of a former tactical headquarters of the Al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) Sect at Sabon Tumbun in the Lake Chad Green Fringes.”
Daramola said the attack was conducted after credible human intelligence reports indicating that the BHTs were regrouping in a group of buildings in the middle of the settlement.
“Accordingly, following confirmatory Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, the ATF detailed an Alpha Jet aircraft to attack the settlement with direct hits recorded on the target.
“The attack has led to the obliteration of the identified buildings and neutralisation of its BHT occupants,” he said.
He said the NAF, working in concert with surface forces, would sustain the tempo of operations with a view to degrading the remnants of the terrorists in the northeast.