An attack aircraft of the Nigerian Air Force has bombed Bula Korege area of Borno State on the fringes of Sambisa Forest, where Boko Haram terrorists were holding a meeting.
The strikes, which were coordinated by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, reportedly killed scores of the terrorists.
The Airforce said on Monday that the insurgents were attacked on Saturday, following “successive days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions, coupled with human intelligence reports.”
The military surveillance found some buildings within the settlement used as logistics base from where the insurgents launched attacks against troops of the Nigerian Army and civilians.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who confirmation ed the air strikes in a release, said the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its operations against the Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East.
He said, “The ATF has decimated a location at Bula Korege on the fringes of Sambisa Forest being used by the Boko Haram as a meeting venue. The attack was conducted on Saturday following successive days of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions, coupled with human intelligence reports.
“A fighter aircraft attacked the hideout, scoring hits within the target area and leading to significant degrading of the Boko Haram structures as several terrorists were also killed.”