Operation LAFIYA DOLE Air Task Force kills several terrorists in Sambisa hideout

By Chuks Oyema-Aziken

The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has destroyed some structures in Parisu, a Boko Haram Terrorists’ hideout, within the Sambisa Forest and killed several terrorists in an attack on 31 March 2020.

Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, Acting Director Defence Media, Operations, Defence Headquarters disclosed this in a statement, where he said the attack is furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East.

He said the attack by fighter jets came after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed a resurgence of activities within the settlement.

He said: “Fighter jets dispatched by the Air Task Force to attack the hideout took turns in engaging the location, resulting in the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists. Other fighters, who attempted to reposition themselves in order to engage the attack aircraft, were taken out in follow-on strikes at their hiding places under shrubbery.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria, working in synergy with counterpart security agencies and stakeholders, will sustain the tempo of offensive action against all elements inimical to the peace and security of our beloved Nation.”

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