By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigerian Army has said that its Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole has killed several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs), and destroyed their structures and logistics supplies at Valangide in the Sambisa Forest general area of Borno State.
The Army in a statement issued yesterday by Brigadier General, Benard Onyeuko,
Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, said the mission, which was conducted on, 27 March 2020, in continuation of subsidiary Operation Decisive Edge, was carried out after an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft spotted and tracked some terrorists to compounds within the settlement where they resided in some well-developed structures.
“Consequently, Operation Lafiya Dole, scrambled its fighter jets to engage the location. The jets were vectored to the target by the ISR aircraft, with their munitions making direct hits in the target area, neutralizing some of the BHTs and damaging some of their dwellings, some which were seen engulfed in flames.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the Northeast, will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Nation.”