NAF Aircraft destroy BHT meeting venue in Borno: Army express determination to restore peace in Northern Borno.
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) meeting venue at Jabullam in Northern Borno State.
The attack was carried out on 28 September 2018 following credible human intelligence reports indicating that some buildings within the settlement were being used for meetings attended by BHT leaders.
A statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director, NAF Public Relations said, “Accordingly, following confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions which identified the target building and surrounding structures, the ATF detailed a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft, which attacked the location and recorded direct hits on the target.
This led to the obliteration of the building and neutralization of the BHT occupants.
The NAF, working in concert with surface forces, will sustain the momentum of operations with a view to destroying remnants of the terrorists in the fringes of Lake Chad and other areas in Northern Borno.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army said it is ever ready to restore peace and ensure that normal life and business activities thrive in Northern Borno State.
The Acting Commander, Sector 3, Operation Lafiys Dole, made this known in Monguno during an inter denominational Church Service to mark the 58th Independence Anniversary Celebration.
He reiterated the commitment of the officers and soldiers of the sector in ensuring that lasting peace is restored in Northern Borno.
The Commander noted that though the job of soldiering is physically demanding, the nation will always count on their loyalty and commitment.
He also commended the troops for their dedication and selfless service, advising them to concentrate their energy on routing out the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists instead of commenting on frivolous issues in social media.
According to a statement signed by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, he informed the troops of the efforts of the present Army leadership to make their stay in the front line conducive through provision of basic amenities.
He promised that the welfare of the troops will continue to receive utmost attention it requires aimed at defeating the Boko Haram terrorists.