Nigerian troops of “Operation Lafiya Dole” destroy terrorists leaders’ Houses in Sambisa Forest


* Neutralizes several fighters at Parisu, Bula Bello

By Augustine Osayande

The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed the dwellings of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders and neutralized some of their fighters in separate air strikes conducted at Parisu and Bula Bello in the Sambisa Forest Area of Borno State.

Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters Major General John Enenche in a statement on Monday said the air interdiction missions were executed on 3 July 2020 as part of the ongoing subsidiary Operation LONG REACH II after intelligence reports indicated a resurgence of terrorists’ activities in the 2 settlements. Parisu, with its booby-trapped access routes, fortified check points and structures camouflaged under the forest vegetation, served as a stronghold for the BHT Commanders, while recent aerial surveillance missions showed increased activities of the terrorists in a cluster of structures in the middle of Bula Bello.

Enenche said the Air Task Force dispatched its fighter jets to attack the 2 locations. He added that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets, while taking turns to engage the targets, scored accurate bomb and rocket strikes, resulting in the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists.

He said the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commends the ATF for their dedication, dexterity and professionalism.

Enenche also stated that the Defence Headquarters equally urges the troops to intensify the air offensive against the terrorists and all other criminal elements threatening the peace and security of the country.



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