The air task force of operation Lafiya Dole, has successfully neutralized several boko haram terrorist at Bulgalaye and Kwakwa, both in Borno State northeast Nigeria.
The successful air strike on both locations were a result of efforts to trail and neutralize fleeing terrorists after Nigerian army troops had repelled the attack on their location around Bama.
According to a statement from the task force it received reports of the movement of terrorist, and scrambled intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform and the alpha jet aircraft to locate the fleeing terrorists.
Consequently, the insurgents, who were seen assembled at a staging area in Bulagalaye, began to disperse upon sighting the attack platforms. However, the NAF fighter aircraft acquired and attacked the fleeing insurgents with bombs and rockets.
As a result of the air strikes, the BHTs were neutralized while their vehicles and weapons were destroyed, leading to a thick cloud of black smoke.
Intelligence reports later revealed that a smaller bunch of the Boko haram terrorist had re-assembled in a settlement known as Kwakwa and the task force conducted series of attacks on the location.