The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on Sunday disclosed that its aircraft killed scores of Boko Haram terrorists at Yuwe in Borno state, through successful air strikes.
NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, AVM Olatokunbo Adesanya, while revealing this in a statement in Abuja, stated that the operation was conducted on Saturday.
“The mission was conducted following intelligence report that Boko Haram terrorist fighters were hibernating in the settlement.
“Consequently, the Air Task Force detailed Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet Aircraft and one Mi-35 Helicopter Gunship to conduct Air Interdiction on the terrorists’ location in two waves.
“Overhead the location, the NAF fighter aircraft acquired and attacked the terrorists in the settlement with bombs, rockets and canons, while a NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) conducted Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) of the mission.
“The BDA revealed that at the end of the attack, some buildings in the location were successfully destroyed and engulfed in fire while the occupying terrorists were neutralized,’’ Adesanya said.
He said also that some of the terrorists, who survived the attacks, were seen scampering for safety, with various degrees of wounds.
“The fighter aircraft then attacked the fleeing terrorists in subsequent waves of attacks,” the air vice marshal added.