The Nigerian Air Force has announced that its fighter jets have attacked a number of Boko Haram Terrorist locations in Northern Borno, killing several insurgents.
A statement by the Nigerian Air Force today, Tuesday said that on November 16, an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft reported a gathering of Boko Haram terrorist under a tree at Kadari and that an Alpha Jet on armed reconnaissance was called in to strafe the location thus killing a number of the insurgents and causing survivors to flee in different directions.
The statement said that also on November 18, NAF fighter jets again carried out a series of coordinated air strikes against Boko Haram terrorists’locations at Ngoshe.
“The strike, carried out by a 3-ship formation of Alpha Jets against 5 carefully selected BHT targets, was part of OPERATION RESCUE FINALE by the Nigerian Army.
“A similar air strike was conducted on another BHT location near Kangarwa on 19 November 2016. Based on ISR aircraft request, an Alpha Jet was scrambled for air interdiction at a location close to Kangarwa.
“The NAF, same day, provided ISR cover for own ground forces advancing from Ngoshe to Pulka. Please find enclosed the declassified video of the latest air strikes for your use.” [myad]