By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA-THE Nigerian Air Force, NAF,Thursday morning, stated its Air Task Force,ATF, of Operation Lafiya Dole,closing Tuesday,destroyed Boko Haram terrorists’ logistics base, together with some automobiles, at Tumbun Sale in Northern Borno State.
The provider,in a remark through its spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, stated “the operation was conducted on 23 October 2018 after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed the presence of some Boko Haram terrorists’ vehicles and several fighters camouflaged under thick vegetation within the area, where the Boko Haram terrorists had converged in order to launch attacks against own troops’ positions. ”
“Accordingly, the ATF scrambled two Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet airplane, supported through an ISR platform, to assault the target space in a couple of waves.
“The first wave of assaults recorded direct hits on a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ ammunition/gas unload, sending it up in flames.
“Subsequent strikes also resulted in the destruction of some vehicles and neutralization of several Boko Haram terrorists. The few surviving Boko that were seen fleeing the area, were mopped-up in follow-on attacks,” the remark stated.
It added:” The NAF, running in live performance with floor forces, will maintain the pace of operations so as to destroying all remnants of the terrorists at the fringes of Lake Chad and different spaces in Northern Borno.”