Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NAF destroys new Boko Haram camp, repel attack on troops

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Tuesday destroyed a new camp being operated by the Boko Haram sect between Malam Fatori and Kangarwa in northern Borno State.

The attack which was conducted overnight followed an intelligence report that survivors of a similar NAF Mi-17 helicopter attack on August 20 had converged at the new location.

According to the Director, NAF Public Relations and Information, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, the post-strike Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) mission also revealed that surviving Boko Haram insurgents converged at the new location.


This was followed up by series of follow-up Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that led to the latest strike.

Famuyiwa said: “The air assault is expected to further degrade the capability of the insurgents while fostering the creation of the necessary enablement for own ground troops to operate.”



In another operation, NAF Alpha Jets have helped to repel an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on troops of 153 Battalion who were on fighting patrol at Ala Lumshe.

The troops had come under attack from the insurgents about 4km south of Marte when the Alpha Jets were called-in to dislodge the insurgents.

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