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Air Force batters Boko Haram locations in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force in support of ground troops have bombarded a mass gathering of the Boko Haram militants, killing an unspecific number of them…

The Nigerian Air Force in support of ground troops have bombarded a mass gathering of the Boko Haram militants, killing an unspecific number of them and destroying their camps along a border village in Borno State, the Air Commander of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’, Air Commodore Isiaka Oladayo has said.
He told newsmen in Maiduguri yesterday that the air component of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’  carried out over 40 interdiction missions during which the insurgents’ logistics, a vehicle workshop, a bomb making factory and a weapons storage facility were destroyed.
“These strikes have significantly degraded capabilities of the insurgents,” he said, adding that one of such missions had led to the successful interception and destruction of a boat carrying fuel resupplies to the insurgents along the Nigeria-Cameroon border.
He also said vehicles belonging to the terrorists were sighted and neutralized in Kumshe town of Bama LGA of Borno State, stressing that in order to deny the insurgents freedom of action, the Air Force had been carrying out strikes in Gamboru Ngala, Mada, Kareto and Banki towns among others.
“On a sad note however, we lost a colleague, Flt Lt Ebitimi Owei and a platform during one of the missions. We want to use this forum to further commiserate with the family of the departed gallant officer,” Air Commodore Oladayo said.
 

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