The Nigerian Air Force says its Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, has neutralized several terrorists and destroyed a major tactical command centre of insurgents operating in Sambisa Forest in Borno state Northeast Nigeria.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Monday.
The operation, which led to the destruction of a major tactical command centre as well as the neutralisation of several terrorists, was executed on June 10, after persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions, he said.
Daramola said the ISR missions led to the identification of a compound within Alafa village on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest that was being used by the terrorists as a command post.
The Alpha Jet attacked the location in successive passes scoring accurate hits on the target, leading to the obliteration of the tactical command centre and neutralization of several BHT fighters, he said.
The spokesman said NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its operations to completely degrade the terrorists in the Northeast Nigeria.