By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigeria Air Force said its Task Force of Operation LAFIYA Dole at the weekend, neutralized scores of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) at Yuwe in Borno State through successful air strikes.
A statement issued yesterday by its Director of Public Relations and Information, Olatokunbo Adesanya said the mission was conducted following intelligence report that BHTs fighters were hibernating in the settlement.
“Consequently, the ATF detailed Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft and one Mi-35 Helicopter gunship to conduct Air Interdiction on the BHT location in 2 waves. Overhead the location, the NAF fighter aircraft acquired and attacked the terrorists in the settlement with bombs, rockets and canons while a NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) conducted Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) of the mission.
“The BDA revealed that at the end of the attack, some of the buildings in the location were successfully destroyed and engulfed in fire while the occupying terrorists were neutralized. Thereafter, some of the terrorists that survived were seen scampering for safety, with various degrees of wounds. The fighter aircraft then attacked the fleeing BHTs in subsequent waves of attack”.