By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
The Armed Forces of Nigeria, through the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has neutralized some Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and destroyed some of their logistics facilities at Parisu in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno State on Thursday 30 April 2020.
Major General John Enenche
Coordinator Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters, in a statement on Friday said the operation was in furtherance of objective of restoring peace and security in the North East of the Country.
The statement said: “The air strike, which was executed as a precursor to further air and ground operations, was conducted after intelligence reports revealed that the terrorists had resumed use of the settlement as a staging area to launch attacks against nearby troops’ locations. Recent aerial surveillance missions had also shown significant terrorist activities in the area whilst identifying some compounds housing the fighters and their logistics items.
“Consequently, the Air Task Force dispatched its fighter jets to attack the location. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets, while taking turns to engage the target area, scored accurate bomb and rocket strikes, resulting in the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of the Country, until peace and normalcy are restored in all parts of Nigeria.