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Boko Haram: NAF jets bomb insurgents’ hideout in Borno

Two Alpha Jets of the Nigerian Air Force bombed a hideout of Boko Haram terrorists in the Alafa area in the Sambisa forest of Borno state, killing dozens of fighters.

Air commodore Ibikunle Daramola, director of public relations and information at the NAF, who announced this in a statement Friday in Abuja, said the operation took place on Thursday.

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Daramola explained that the airstrike that took place on Thursday followed the missions of Intelligence Surveillance and Recognition (ISR).

He said the ISR missions revealed the presence of the terrorists, along with their suppliers and logistics equipment, in a group of structures within the settlement, reports NAN.

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“Consequently, the ATF sent two Alpha Jets to attack the location, scoring precise strikes in the target area, which led to the destruction of some of the structures and equipment, as well as the death of several terrorists,” he said.

Daramola said the NAF, which operates in concert with surface forces, would maintain its operations against terrorists in the northeast.