Chris Steven, Abuja
Nigeria Air Force (NAF), on Tuesday said it has successfully neutralized a large gathering of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) in Bogumeri, Borno State.
Air vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, said in a statement in Abuja that the force personnel carried out several interdictions and destroyed Boko Haram structures in Bogumeri and Gwoza in the North East part of the country.
The statement which was supported with the video footage of the air strikes reads: “In furtherance of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on 24 November 2017, successfully neutralized a large gathering of Boko Haram Terrorists in Bogumeri, Borno State
“A NAF platform, while on routine Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), had previously discovered the large gathering of the BHTs in the area, which was known to have significant BHT presence.
“Consequently, NAF fighter aircraft were detailed to carry out air interdiction on the target, in quick succession. The Alpha Jet fighter aircraft attacked the target with bombs, killing the insurgents and setting some structures ablaze.
“Meanwhile, in a separate attack on 28 November 2017, the NAF successfully neutralized another large gathering of BHTs in GOBARA, 15km north west of GWOZA. A NAF ISR platform had previously discovered the armed BHTs, who were gathered by a building that was apparently being used as a hideout.
“He subsequent air strike resulted in the immediate destruction of the target building, killing all the BHTs inside it.