By Adejumo Enock
The Nigerian Air Force has destroyed a new Boko Haram settlement in Borno State.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major-General, John Enenche on Saturday.
The statement in part reads, “Air interdiction missions being conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole have continued to deal decisive blows on terrorist elements operating in the North East Zone of the Country with the elimination of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and destruction of their structures and logistics store”.
The Force stated that, “The airstrikes, which were executed employing a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships, were carried out after series of aerial surveillance missions revealed that the new settlement was being used to store their weapons and logistics items and as well as plan and stage attacks. On sighting the NAF aircraft, the insurgents were seen fleeing the location”.
Furthermore, “Consequently, in a preemptive move, the NAF attack aircraft engaged the new location in successive passes, leading to the destruction of some of the structures and logistics stores. Several insurgents were also neutralized in the process”. The statement reads