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Airforce Fighter Jet Bombs Boko Haram Gathering Near Konduga, Kill Scores of Terrorists; Sets Structures on Fire

The Nigerian Airforce stated on Saturday that its fighter jet deployed to neutralize scores of Boko Haram Terrorists in Konduga area of Borno State bombed the gathering of the terrorists, killing many of them while their structures which ostensible were used as hideouts, were set on fire.

 Making the disclosure in a statement, Director of Airforce Public Relations, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said, “On Thursday 19th October 2017, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Component of Operation Lafiya Dole conducted an attack on a location in Urga area close to Konduga.

 “Previous intelligence reports, gathered through Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions by NAF ISR platforms, had indicated the presence of a large number of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in Durawa settlement in the outskirt of Urga.

“Accordingly, one Alpha Jet aircraft was detailed to carry out air interdiction on the target.

“Overhead the location, the aircraft acquired and attacked the target twice with bombs.

“Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the aerial attack set off a fire, causing damage to the BHT structures within the settlement and neutralizing most of the BHTs while a few of them fled the location.

“The aerial attack by the NAF is in furtherance of efforts at ensuring the complete decimation of the BHTs and breaking their will to continue their terrorist attacks on innocent Nigerians.”

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