Published on Sep 02, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigeria Air Force, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya has narrated how the officers killed several members of Boko Haram in their hideout in Garin Maloma area in Sambisa Forest.
In a statement, Air Commodore Adesanya said that the Nigerian Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (iSR) platform had earlier sighted the Boko Haram insurgents when they gathered under some trees in Sambisa forest.
“Consequently, a combination of NAF fighter aircraft namely the F7-Ni, Alpha Jet and L-39 ZA aircraft was detailed to carry out air interdiction on the BHT gathering.
“The Alpha Jet aircraft acquired and attacked the target with bombs, neutralising many of the BHTs. Thereafter, the F-Ni aircraft immediately conducted a bomb attack, which resulted in the death of more BHTs.
“The L-39ZA aircraft then followed through by strafing fleeing terrorists with rockets, killing most of them in the process. After the attacks, a few BHT survivors were seen scampering from the location.”
The Air force spokesman also announced that officers of the Force had conveyed the Director General of the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) and other NEMA officials to Makurdi to give effect to the Presidential directive to assist flood victims in Makurdi.
He said that the NAF Beechcraft King Air aircraft was used to convey the team.
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