Several Boko Haram Terrorists have been neutralised via air strikes which was executed by the Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) at Valangide in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno.
A guardian report revealed that terrorist equipments were also destroyed during the course of the airstrike.
The report also shared a statement, released by the Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, who said the mission was conducted on March 27, in continuation of subsidiary Operation Decisive Edge.
He disclosed that the operation was carried out after an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft spotted the insurgents wandering around the settlements and tracked them to their base of operations, where they were swiftly eliminated.
The Guardian report, released, in part, a statement by the Acting director which states;
“The jets were vectored to the target by the ISR aircraft, with their munitions making direct hits in the target area, neutralizing some of the BHTs and damaging some of their dwellings.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the Northeast, will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Nation”