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Airstrikes on Boko Haram Fighters at Bula Sabo as NAF Plans Aerial Display on 60th Independence Anniversary

The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs’) hideouts and neutralized several of their fighters at Bula Sabo and Dole in Borno State.

This was achieved through air strikes executed on 23 September 2020 to mark the launch of a new subsidiary Operation, tagged ‘HAIL STORM 2’, which is an air interdiction operation aimed at taking out identified Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and BHT targets in the Lake Chad and Sambisa Forest areas of Borno State.

The attack at Bula Sabo, on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest, was executed after credible intelligence reports indicated that a group of buildings in the settlement were being used as dwelling for some BHT commanders. Accordingly, the Air Task Force dispatched Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships, which scored devastating hits on the target buildings, including a logistics facility, which was seen engulfed in flames.

In the same vein, Dole, which is located in the Yale-Kokiwa axis near Dikwa, was targeted because the settlement was being used by the terrorists as a venue to plan and launch attacks against locations in the surrounding areas. The NAF attack aircraft similarly engaged the location, inflicting heavy damage on the insurgents’ structures and neutralizing several fighters.

Major General
Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters
25 September 2020

NAF Fly-Past for Nigeria’s 60th Anniversary
This is to inform the general public that, as part of activities to mark Nigeria’s 60th Independence Anniversary Celebration, the Nigerian Air Force will be conducting an aerial display at the Eagle Square, Abuja on Thursday, 1 October 2020.

Rehearsals for the event, which started yesterday, 24 September 2020, will involve military aircraft flying at low level. Members of the public are please requested not to panic but go about their normal activities.

Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force
25 September 2020