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Airstrikes destroy Boko Haram Commanders’ houses in Borno

Okodili Ndidi, Abuja

Buildings housing Boko Haram Commanders in Parisu and Bula Bello in Sambisa forest space of Borno State have been destroyed by airstrikes performed by the Air Process Drive of the Operation Lafiya Dole, The Nation has learnt.

In accordance with a press release by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Main Common John Enenche, the well-fortified buildings hidden underneath forest vegetation, served as stronghold for Boko Haram Commanders.

It disclosed that the air interdiction was carried out after “current aerial surveillance missions confirmed elevated actions of terrorists in a cluster of buildings in the course of Bulla Bello”.

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The assertion learn partially, “the Air Process Drive of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed the dwellings of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders and neutralized a few of their fighters in separate air strikes performed at Parisu and Bula Bello within the Sambisa Forest Space of Borno State.

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“The air interdiction missions have been executed on three July 2020 as a part of the continued subsidiary Operation LONG REACH II after intelligence studies indicated a resurgence of terrorists’ actions within the 2 settlements. Parisu, with its booby-trapped entry routes, fortified test factors and buildings camouflaged underneath the forest vegetation, served as a stronghold for the BHT Commanders, whereas current aerial surveillance missions confirmed elevated actions of the terrorists in a cluster of buildings in the course of Bula Bello.

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“Consequently, the Air Process Drive dispatched its fighter jets to assault the two areas. The Nigerian Air Drive (NAF) jets, whereas taking turns to interact the targets, scored correct bomb and rocket strikes, ensuing within the destruction of among the buildings in addition to the killing of a number of terrorists.

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“The Chief of the Air Employees, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commends the ATF for his or her dedication, dexterity and professionalism. The Defence Headquarters equally urges them to accentuate the air offensive in opposition to the terrorists and all different legal components threatening the peace and safety of our beloved nation.”

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