The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE yesterday conducted an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission over Parisu, in the Sambisa general area.
This is contained in a statement on Wednesday by Air Commodore,Olatokunbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations & Information.
It said during the ISR mission, a large group of Boko Haram terrorists was seen converging under a tree close to a prominent zinc-roofed structure.
He noted that a confirmatory ISR mission indicated that the structure was indeed a BHT hideout, housing a large number of terrorists.
“Accordingly, on 8 August 2017, the Air Component detailed fighter aircraft to strike the target in succession”, the statement added.
“Following the first and second strikes, the building was completely destroyed and the location was strafed during the third attack. The fourth attack was re-directed to a close by building, where BHT activity was also noticed.
“Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the BHT hideout was completely reduced to rubble and several BHTs were killed while a few of them were seen evacuating the casualties”.
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