The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed a Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs) logistics base in Borno State.
The operation was carried out by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE under the subsidiary Operation LONG REACH, as scores of Boko Haram fighters were also neutralised in another set of successful air interdiction missions.
The air strikes were carried out on 25 June 2020, at Tongule and Bukar Meram in Borno State, after series of surveillance missions indicated a resurgence of terrorists’ activities at the 2 settlements. Accordingly, the Air Task Force dispatched Nigerian Air Force fighter jets to engage the 2 locations.
At Tongule, where recent credible intelligence indicated frequent convergence of BHTs, about 35 terrorists were spotted by the NAF surveillance aircraft in different parts of the settlement as it vectored the fighter jets to attack the target area. The munitions from the jets hit designated areas within the settlement, destroying some structures and taking out many of the terrorists.
Similarly, at Bukar Meram, a BHT logistics hub on the fringes of the Lake Chad, the air strikes, which were carefully timed and executed in multiple waves for maximum effects, resulted in the obliteration of designated portions of the terrorists’ facilities.
Several of their fighters were also killed in the process.
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Operation Lafiya Dole Air Task Force, Neutralized Scores of Boko Haram Terrorists at Tongule & Bukar Meram in Borno State. Watch Video pic.twitter.com/bTsGNTMCR3
— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) June 27, 2020