In its quest to rid the North-East part of Nigeria of the daredevil Boko Haram terrorists that have been terrifying the region for decades, the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE of the Nigerian Defence has successfully unravelled more of the group’s hideouts and eliminated several of their fighters.
Air Strikes from the Nigerian troops, which were executed on Saturday, and targeted on two locations – Kote Kura and Bulama Isamari, both in Borno State, were productive in ensuring massive destruction on the camps of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs).
According to a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, “the airstrikes were executed yesterday, 2 January 2021, employing appropriate force packages of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships based on credible intelligence reports indicating that the BHTs had recently established camps at the 2 settlements, where they store their logistics items as well as plan and launch attacks”.
The statement says, “overhead Kote Kura, a settlement in Bama area, the NAF attack aircraft engaged scores of terrorists observed in the target area, leading to the neutralization of several of them as well as the destruction of structures and logistics stores, some of which were seen engulfed in flames. In the same vein, at Bulama Isamari, within the Timbuktu Triangle, the NAF aircraft took turns in engaging the target, scoring accurate hits which equally resulted in the neutralization of several terrorists”.