The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has confirmed that its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have succeeded in destroying a Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) Command and Control Center in Dusula, close to the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
The operation was carried out through operation GREEN SWEEP III which focus on some identified terrorist positions in Borno for destruction on Friday, August 9.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola reveal it in his statement on Saturday in Abuja.
Daramola explained that the attack was carried out, as a result, of a renewed offensive aimed at further eliminating remnants of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province Terrorists (BHT/ISWAP) in the North East of Nigeria.
“ The operation was executed after a series of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions led to the identification of the Command Centre with its solar panels, communications equipment and other facilities”.
“ The three Alpha jets dispatched by the ATF engaged the location in multiple passes recording accurate hits on the target area”.
“The structures housing the Command Centre was completely destroyed by the strikes while several of the terrorists were neutralized”.
“The few surviving terrorists who were seen attempting to flee the area were taken out by follow on attacks”. Said Daramola.
NAF says it will sustain its operations against the Boko Haram Terrorist in the North-East and ensure that Nigeria is totally delivered from their hands.