The Military said on Friday that attack aircraft of it’s air component, fighting to rid the North East of terrorists, have conducted several waves of air assaults on Boko Haram terrorists locations in the Parisu area of Sambisa Forest, killing scores and destroying their logistics facilities.
It noted that based on intelligence gathering, the terrorists were meeting and perfecting plans in a staging area to launch attacks on ground troops locations before they were taken out.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche confirmed the military offisive in Abuja.
He said, “In furtherance of its objective of restoring peace and security in the North East of the Country, the Armed Forces of Nigeria, through the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, on Thursday, 30 April 2020, neutralized some Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and destroyed some of their logistics facilities at Parisu in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno State.
“The air strike, which was executed as a precursor to further air and ground operations, was conducted after intelligence reports revealed that the terrorists had resumed use of the settlement as a staging area to launch attacks against nearby troops’ locations.
“Recent aerial surveillance missions had also shown significant terrorist activities in the area whilst identifying some compounds housing the fighters and their logistics items.
“Consequently, the Air Task Force dispatched its fighter jets to attack the location.
“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets, while taking turns to engage the target area, scored accurate bomb and rocket strikes, resulting in the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists.
” The Armed Forces of Nigeria will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of the Country, until peace and normalcy are restored in all parts of Nigeria.”
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