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Air Force to increase support to anti-terrorism fight

03 August 2015, 11:23

Abuja - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has pledged to offer more support to the Army as efforts intensify to eliminate the Boko Haram sect in the northeast.

This past weekend, it was reported that the air force, in a combined effort with the ground troops of the Nigerian Army, had successfully repelled an attack on Bita village, Borno State.

The NAF using its Alpha-Jet provided combat air support to the ground force to attack the insurgents where they were observed to be mopping up to carry out a deadly attack on the village.

Also read: NAF, ground troops, repel insurgents attack on Borno Village

Consequently, an unspecified number of the insurgents were killed and several others were injured.

Thereafter, the NAF A-Jet conducted an armed reconnaissance along Bita-Gwoza road and through Yamtege, Hamdaga, Dure and Pulka.

“The NAF will continue to give all necessary support to the ground force through its intensified and persistent efforts in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East until all portions of Nigerian soil is safe and free from the insurgents,” Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director of Public Relations and Information at NAF, said.

- CAJ News


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