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Air Force repeals Boko Haram attack in Borno

08 November 2016, 06:09

Miaduguri - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter aircraft has repelled attack by the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) on own ground troops
at Kangarwa in northern Borno State.

Following the report of the attack, three fighter jets and a reconnaissance aircraft were immediately deployed for the operation.

While the fighter aircraft were scrambled to repel the attack, the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft was deployed to give guidance to ground troops on the position equipment and strength of the BHTs.

Also read: WATCH: More Boko Haram commanders killed as Air Force intensifies air strikes

Ayodele Famuyiwa, Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, said the was successfully repelled.

Before repelling the attack at Kangarwa, the NAF also conducted a number of day and night operations on Sunday. The air interdiction missions were
aimed at decimating the operational capability of the insurgents.

The operations were carried out at Kashimeri, Tumbu Gini, chukugudu and other BHT strongholds from where the insurgents launch attack on Bama and
neighbouring settlements. –



- CAJ News

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