The Nigerian army says it has destroyed a Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) meeting venue and neutralized many Boko Haram fighters.
The operation was carried out by the Air task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE (Nigerian Air Force).
It was executed today, 18 October 2019 at Ngoske on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
The attack followed days of intlligence, surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission.
It aims was to identify locations where the Boko Haram leadership are accommodated as well as their rendezvous position.
According to a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigeria Air Force, Ibikunle Daramola explained that that the intelligence gathered led to the identification of two buildings within Ngoske.
The two buildings, he said, served as an assembly areas for the terrorists from where they strategize and plan attacks against troops and civilians.
“Accordingly, the ATF detailed its ground attack aircraft to engage the hideout, scoring devastatingly accurate hits which led to the destruction of the 2 buildings as well as the neutralization of several terrorists.
“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its efforts to destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast”.
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