By Augustine Osayande PhD
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Friday neutralized several Boko Haram terrorists, destroyed their logistics facilities and other structures in Alafa Yagayaga, Borno State
Confirming the report, Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche, said massive air strikes set Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the area in disarray
He said the operation was executed based on credible intelligence reports as well as a series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, which showed that the terrorists had upscaled their activities in the settlement by importing additional fighters and increasing their logistics stocks preparatory to attacks on troops’ locations and surrounding civilian settlements.
Enenche added that the ATF dispatched an enhanced force package of attack aircraft and a surveillance platform to engage the location.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations added that overhead the target area, significant activity of the terrorists was observed in different parts of the settlement.
He said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets took turns in attacking the target area, neutralizing many BHTs as well as destroying their logistics facilities and other structures in successive passes, thereby further degrading their will to fight.
Enenche said the Armed Forces of Nigeria, operating in concert with other security agencies and stakeholders, would sustain the offensive against the enemies of the Nation.
“We shall not relent until peace and normalcy are restored not only in the North East but also in every other troubled region of our beloved Country,” he said.