Newsexpress banner Camano banner
NAF fighter jets attack Boko Haram hideouts in Borno

By Doris Esa on 21/08/2018

Views: 1,224

•NAF fighter jet on duty
•NAF fighter jet on duty

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has been conducting successful massive day and night attacks against remnants of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and their facilities, near Arra in Borno.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Daramola explained that the attacks, which were preceded by days of intensive Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, were planned and executed based on credible intelligence indicating that the BHTs were making moves to regroup around the fringes of Sambisa.

“The first air strike was a daytime mission executed on Aug.10 at a location 4.5 Km Northwest of Arra around the fringes of Sambisa, where ISR had confirmed that BHTs were regrouping to launch attacks against our troops in the general area.

“Accordingly, the ATF detailed an Alpha Jet to attack the location. Overhead the area of interest, the Alpha Jet acquired and engaged targets, destroying parts of the settlement and neutralising several BHTs.

“Intelligence reports later revealed that some of the surviving BHTs had converged at another location 4.8Km West of Arra.

“Consequently, the ATF deployed Mi-35M helicopter gunships for a night attack on the new location on Aug. 18 resulting in the death of dozens of BHTs,” he said. (NAN)


Source News Express

Posted 21/08/2018 1:04:53 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Two Fighting’ in Osun: Dancing Senator versus Jagaban’s...

MASSOB berates Buhari over foreign medical trip

Cancel Fayose’s victory, APC tells Ekiti Governorship Election...

Mimiko in the eye of history, By Tola...

Obama moves to inspire African youth, holds Town...

Buhari welcomes reforms aimed to rid FIFA of...

Inconclusive Elections: PDP accuses INEC chairman of playing...

At 57, Nigeria must begin to work for...

Obaseki approves payment of stipends for Libya returnees...

NECA denies use of thugs to dislodge protesting...

Navy jet crashes, kills 2 pilots

Dust haze conditions to usher in 2019: NiMET...

 

Latest News We have credible evidence of sabotage against opposition — FG What argument would South-East advance to deserve 2023 president? — Amaechi DSS condemns coup call in Nigeria Insecurity, wellbeing: Obasanjo canvasses for national programme Liverpool face Man City in Community Shield Okowa challenges graduates on knowledge application for better society ... As DELSU graduates 4,252 students Air safety: Enugu shuts Orie Emene Market, demolishes abattoir Super Falcons win WAFU Cup, edge Ivory Coast FIRS to charge VAT on online transactions How God used Lai Mohammed to deliver Kwara from retrogression — Chief Imam Police order probe into alleged suicide of UNN student African football legends play for Ambode

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (479,975 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (419,330 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (357,817 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (305,890 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (270,170 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (241,255 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (229,150 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (210,848 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (201,880 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (200,137 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (181,243 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (181,159 views)

 

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (91) Business & Economy (4,266) Business Verdict (71) Columnists (1,031) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (613) Features (751) Global Business Monitor (360) ICT Monitor (43) International (3,457) Interview (179) Live Commentary (29) Love Matters (160) Maggie's Blog (268) News (46,281) Opinion (1,240) Pidgin (17) Politics (10,796) Religion (1,002) Sports (2,005) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera