Nigerian-Air-Force-attack-helicopterBoko Haram has suffered another major set back as the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), under the Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has destroyed its facility for manufacturing of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Information reaching us said that the destroyed facility is in a place known as YIWE Forest and is located 23 kilometres south of Konduga in Borno State.
The information said that previous NAF Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions had revealed the location to be a Boko Hharam’s hideout, from where the Maiduguri suicide bombing of 18 November was reportedly planned.
Available Human Intelligence also revealed that the hideout contained IED-making facility for the insurgents’ suicide bombing attacks.
The Director of Public
Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, confirmed one Mi-17 Helicopter, 2 x Alpha Jet and 2 x F-7Ni aircraft were detailed to carry out air interdiction on the target over a 2-day period. ‘Overhead the location, the aircraft took turns to deliver a combination of bombs, rockets and cannons on the target.
“The subsequent Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) revealed that the strikes had destroyed the IED-making facility and other Boko Haram’s structures, killing an unspecified number of insurgents in the process.”
The Army spokesman said that the air strikes also caused a huge flame within the settlement, owing to the cache of IEDs stored by the Boko Haram Terrorists, while a few fleeing insurgents were further strafed with cannons and rockets.[myad]