Saturday, 15 August 2015

Nigeria bombs Boko Haram in Sambisa Forest

The ATR-42: for surveillance of enemy position
The Nigerian Military in its resolution to incapacitate and further degrade the fighting spirit of Boko Haram Terrorist Group (BHT), has carried out several bombings and air strike missions in Sambisa

According to Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director of Public Relations and Information of Nigeria Air Force, the strike missions came after several weeks of tactical reconnaissance by the reconnaissance/ surveillance aircraft.
The air strikes carried out by F-7NI and Alpha Jet fighter aircraft, as well as attack helicopters has resulted in the degradation of the terrorists capabilities and destruction of some of their strong holds.
There were no reports of casualties or the extent of weapons destroyed.
But Alonge said intelligence report revealed that as aftermath of the strike missions, the terrorists have been confined and their capabilities greatly reduced, thereby restricting their nefarious activities to small scale attacks and suicide bombings.
Alonge added that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar assures all Nigerians that the air efforts would be sustained until the Boko Haram Activities becomes a thing of the past.
According to him, Abubakar further stated that, the Nigerian Air Force with their support is Willing, able and ready to meet up with current and future security challenges of the Nation.

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