Scores of Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by Nigerian Airforce fighter jets in their hideout at Bula Korege on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State, the Airforce said on Saturday.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola in a statement said the hideout was also destroyed.
The DOPRI said the devastating airstrikes were conducted by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE as part of missions in the ongoing Operation GREEN SWEEP 3.
“The target was designated for attack based on credible intelligence reports, which were further corroborated by series of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, that established the settlement as a major hub of BHT activities. The ATFtherefore, detailed 2 Alpha Jets to attack the target area. The airstrikes were synchronized for maximum effect, recording devastating hits on the BHT hideout and killing several of their fighters, as captured in the Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) footage.
“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its operations against the terrorists in the Northeast.”