Air force hits Boko Haram tactical base in Borno
The Nigerian Air Force said it has successfully launched assaults against the tactical base of the Boko Haram terrorist group in Izza, Borno state by air strikes on Monday.
According to the Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola in a statement, scores of Boko Haram fighters were killed during the attack.
According to Daramola, the latest offensive against the insurgents was under the auspices of Operation Green Sweep 3.
Air Commodore Daramola said: “The intensive air strikes being conducted under the auspices of Operation GREEN SWEEP 3 have yielded more successes as the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on 9 August 19, decimated a major tactical base of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) and neutralized scores of their fighters at Izza on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
“The location was designated for attack after series of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions had established that the location was being used as a staging area from where the BHT elements launch their attacks.
“Consequently, the ATF scrambled 3 Alpha Jet aircraft to attack the location, with the timing synchronized to inflict maximum damage and mortality on the terrorists.
“As a result, there was massive devastation on the affected target while scores of terrorists were killed in the process.”