The Armed Forces of Nigeria, through the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has neutralized several Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and destroyed a logistics facility within the heart of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
This was achieved in an air interdiction mission executed on 16 April 2020 as part of ongoing operations to destroy the terrorists’ capabilities before they can be brought to bear against land forces and other targets.
The air strike was conducted after series of day and night Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions confirmed that makeshift structures, hidden under the dense vegetation of the area, were being used by the terrorists to store their logistics as well as house their fighters.
Consequently, the Air Task Force dispatched its fighter jets to attack the hideout, leading to the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists.
Post-strike battle damage assessment showed the logistics facility engulfed in flames.
The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East, will sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Nation.
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NAF DEPLOYS NEWLY REACTIVATED MI-35P HELICOPTER TO JOS, DETAILS ANOTHER TO SUPPORT OPERATIONS IN NASARAWA STATE
Following the re-induction of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Mi-35P Helicopter Gunship (NAF 530) into service in Port Harcourt yesterday, 17 April 2020, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has ordered its immediate deployment to Jos, Plateau State to support Internal Security Operations under the auspices of Operation SAFE HAVEN.
Similarly, another Mi-35P (NAF 531) has been redeployed to Abuja to support Internal Security Operations in Nasarawa State. The 2 aircraft and their crews have already commenced operations at their new locations.
The deployment of these air assets is being done to add impetus to ongoing operations in the 2 locations in order to hasten the restoration of peace and security to the affected areas.
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force