The Nigerian Air Force on Monday said its fighter jets struck Boko Haram new hideout about one nautical mile south of Tumbum Rego in northern Borno.
A statement from Air Force spokesman, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa said the NAF fighter jets and helicopter gunship assaulted the location in a coordinated day and night operation following Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). Famuyiwa added that the intelligence report showed that Boko Haram insurgents who attacked own Surface Forces at Kangarwa the night of 12 January 2017 had withdrawn to the said location.
“NAF has intensified aerial patrol over the entire operation in the North East, as well as offensive mission around the Green Belt region near Niger and Chad Republics.
“The renewed effort is aimed at denying the remnants of the insurgents the opportunity to regroup and launch attack on own Surface Forces or people within the host communities.”