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Air Force destroys Boko Haram hideouts

02 December 2016, 18:43

Abuja - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed some vehicles, fuel depots and other logistics items belonging to the Boko Haram sect.

This is part of Operation Rescue Finale with a view to creating an enabling environment for ground troops to undertake final onslaughts against the remnants of the terror group in the Sambisa Forest northeast Nigeria.

Spokesperson of NAF, confirmed operations had been intensified.

The latest operations involve air interdiction and armed reconnaissance by NAF fighter jets and helicopter gunships against BHT camps and major hideouts to decimate the capability of the insurgents.

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In a similar development, the NAF has carried out attacks on a number of camps and hideouts used by cattle rustlers and armed bandits in Gidan Garba and Burwaye areas of Zamfara State.

Alpha Jets and Mi-24 attack helicopter launched the attacks following intelligence reports.

The L-39ZA aircraft, which were recently reconfigured to carry arms, also participated in the operation.

The air strike is intended to pave way for ground forces to move into the affected areas with a view to dislodging the bandits.

“Other hideouts used by the armed bandits in the State are under continuous surveillance for possible air strike,” concluded Famuyiwa.

- CAJ News


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