Borno: NAF begins Operation Rattle Snake kill, Boko Haram terrorists

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The Nigerian Air Force has commenced the second phase of Operation Rattle Snake, killing scores of Boko Haram terrorists during an encounter in the Abulam area of Borno State on December 31, 2019.

The NAF had held the first leg of Operation Rattle Snake in the second week of December 2019. It noted that the campaign was aimed at bombing “identified insurgent camps and logistics to diminish their fighting capability.”

In a statement, the NAF said Abullam was selected for an attack on the first day of the operation, based on reports that the terrorists were using the settlement as a staging point to attack troops.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said, “Accordingly, the Air Task Force detailed its attack aircraft, supported by an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance aircraft, to attack designated compounds within the settlement.

“The jets took turns to engage the target in successive passes, leading to the destruction of some of the structures and the killing of several terrorists.”

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