Abuja - The Nigerian Air Force Unmanned
Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistics base allegedly used by
the Boko Haram terrorists.
Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information
Group, Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, the drone was on intelligence, surveillance
and reconnaissance (ISR) mission when it came across the gathering of
terrorists at Garin Moloma.
The place is about one kilometre north of the Sambisa
Forest, a lair of the terrorists.
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"At the time of the UAV attack, the location, though
under surveillance for quite a while, had a large gathering of BHTs (Boko Haram
terrorists) and vehicles," Famuyiwa said.
He added that the multiple explosions and huge fire ball
from the location, as seen from the enclosed video of the drone strike,
strongly suggested it might be either an ammunition and fuel storage or weapons
and technical workshop.
Famuyiwa said the strike is a major setback for
the Boko Haram sect, and a major plus for the fight against insurgency by own
- CAJ News