Airstrike destroys Boko Haram settlement in Borno


By Ismail Auwal

The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a new Boko Haram settlement at Mana Waji in Borno.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche, in a statement, said the air attacks were conducted after series of surveillance revealed the settlement.

He said that the series of aerial surveillance missions revealed that the new settlement was being used to store their weapons and logistics items, as well as for planning and staging attacks.

Enenche said the airstrikes were executed employing a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships.

“On sighting the NAF aircraft, the insurgents were seen fleeing the location.”, he said.

According to him, the NAF attack aircraft engaged the new location in successive passes, leading to the destruction of some of the structures and logistics stores.

“Several insurgents were also neutralised in the process,” said Enenche.

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