Military Aircraft Destroys Terrorists’ Logistics Base, Kills Boko Haram Fighters In Borno

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The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE under its subsidiary Operation LONG REACH has destroyed another Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs) logistics base and killed scores of their fighters at Tongule and Bukar Meram both in Borno State.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, said the air strikes were carried out on 25th June, 2020, after series of surveillance missions indicated a resurgence of terrorists’ activities at the two settlements. He said the ATF accordingly, dispatched Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets to engage the two locations.

He noted that at Tongule, where recent credible intelligence indicated frequent convergence of BHTs, about 35 terrorists were spotted by the NAF surveillance aircraft in different parts of the settlement as it vectored the fighter jets to attack the target area. “The munitions from the jets hit designated areas within the settlement, destroying some structures and taking out many of the terrorists.

“Similarly, at Bukar Meram, a BHT logistics hub on the fringes of the Lake Chad, the air strikes, which were carefully timed and executed in multiple waves for maximum effects, resulted in the obliteration of designated portions of the terrorists’ facilities. “Several of their fighters were also killed in the process,” he said.