The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, says its Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists in air strikes at Yuwe “C” in Borno.
Spokesman for NAF, Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday said the operation was conducted on Saturday.
Mr Daramola, an air commodore, explained that the air raid was executed in continuation of Operation GREEN SWEEP 3 after credible Human Intelligence, HUMINT reports.
He said the HUMINT reports were also corroborated by series of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, ISR missions to establish that the settlement was being used as a hideout for the insurgents.
“The ATF therefore detailed 2 Alpha Jets and an L-39ZA aircraft to attack the target area.
“As the aircraft arrived overhead the target area, several BHTs were seen attempting to flee while many others concealed themselves in the structures and dense vegetation of the area.
“The jets took turns attacking the target, scoring crucial hits on the hideout leading to the neutralisation of several BHT fighters,” he said.
Mr Daramola said the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its operations against the terrorists in the North-East.