By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Attack by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has led to death of several Boko Haram Terrorists in Warshale in the Northern part of Borno State.
Major General John Enenche
Coordinator Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters, said in a statement on Monday that several of the terrorists structures were destructed.
Enenche said the feat was achieved through air strikes executed on 27 June 2020 as part of subsidiary Operation LONG REACH after credible intelligence reports as well as days of aerial surveillance missions established that the settlement was being used as staging area to launch attacks against friendly forces’ locations and surrounding civilian settlements.
“Accordingly, the Air Task Force dispatched a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets as well as an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft to engage the location. The NAF jets scored devastating hits in their multiple waves of attacks resulting in the destruction of several structures in the settlement as well as the neutralization of some of the terrorists.
“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commends the ATF for their dedication and professionalism. The Defence Headquarters equally urges them to intensify the air offensive against the terrorists and all other criminal elements threatening the peace and security of our beloved country.”