The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE recorded another major breakthrough against remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) operating in the Sambisa forest general area of Borno State.
A statement released Today June 10,2019 by Air Commodore IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA, Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force
explained that the operation, led to the obliteration of a major tactical command centre as well as the neutralization of several terrorists, was executed today, 10 June 2019, after persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions led to the identification of a compound within Alafa on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest that was being used by the terrorists as a command post. Accordingly, the ATF dispatched an Alpha Jet to attack the location.
The Nigeria Airforce revealed that overhead the vicinity of interest, the target compound was spotted with heavy presence of terrorists and the Alpha Jet attacked the location in successive passes scoring accurate hits on the target leading to the obliteration of the tactical command centre and neutralization of several BHT fighters.
The statement further read that NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its operations to completely degrade the terrorists in the Northeast.