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Nigeria Air Force bombs Boko Haram base in Sambisa Forest


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) neutralized hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists in Garin Maloma area in Sambisa Forest, a statement has said.
A NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (iSR) platform had earlier sighted the terrorists who were gathered under some trees.
Consequently, a combination of NAF fighter aircraft namely the F7-Ni, Alpha Jet and L-39 ZA aircraft was detailed to carry out air interdiction on the BHT gathering.
“The Alpha Jet aircraft acquired and attacked the target with bombs, neutralising many of the insurgents. Thereafter, the F-Ni aircraft immediately conducted a bomb attack, which resulted in the death of more BHTs.
“The L-39ZA aircraft then followed through by strafing fleeing terrorists with rockets, killing most of them in the process. After the attacks, a few BHT survivors were seen scampering from the location,” a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Olatokunbo Adesanya narrated.
Meanwhile, the statement added that the NAF conveyed the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency and other NEMA officials to Makurdi in the rescue and suport effort of the government to victims of the flood that displaced at least 110 000 people.
“The NAF Beechcraft KingAir aircraft was used to convey the team,” the statement added.

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