The Air Force said on Sunday that its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralised scores of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) in air strikes at Yuwe “C” in Borno State.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement on Sunday, said the operation was conducted on Saturday.
Daramola explained that the air raid was executed in continuation of Operation Green Sweep III after credible Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports.
Operation Green Sweep III targets some identified terrorists’ positions in Borno.
He said the HUMINT reports were also corroborated by series of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions to establish that the settlement was being used as a hideout for the insurgents.
“The ATF, therefore, detailed 2 Alpha Jets and an L-39ZA aircraft to attack the target area.
“As the aircraft arrived overhead the target area, several BHTs were seen attempting to flee while many others concealed themselves in the structures and dense vegetation of the area.
“The jets took turns attacking the target, scoring crucial hits on the hideout leading to the neutralisation of several BHT fighters,” he said.