Fresh reports contain that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) over the weekend wiped out Boko Haram insurgents from their bunkers in Sambisa Forest, the notorious hideout of the terrorists.
It was provided earlier that the NAF had started ma$$ive bombardment of the area in compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent order to the service chiefs to end Boko Haram in three months.
The operation was launched with the use of the newly-deployed aircraft. The director of air force public relations Dele Alonge informed Nigerians that the mission resulted in “the degradation of the terrorist’s capabilities and destruction of some of their strong holds.”
Premium Times has obtained the video of Alpha jets and attack helicopters raining explosives on some targeted locations.
According to the report, some of the destroyed fortifications had an unusual construction, as they were not set below the surface of the ground but were mostly covered by logs and tree trunks.
A senior fighter pilot, whose name was not given, said:
“The Nigerian Air Force pilots are in high spirit as they even compete to fly the aircraft to defend their fatherland in their aggressive and patriotic determinations to end the Boko Haram ‘rubbish’ as soon as possible.”
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Meanwhile President Buhari, who yesterday spoke in Yola through the national security adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, vowed to provide the military with everything they require both “not only for the operations but for your personal welfare”.