Maiduguri - The Nigerian Air Force has launched the second phase of its operation in the counter terrorism war with focus on the northern axis of Borno State, reports Channels.
The latest operation, which is tagged Operation Gama Aiki” is to flush out insurgents from the area, notorious as a major stronghold of the militant group.
The onslaught follows a successful outing in Sambisa forest under the aegis of “Operation Crackdown” in collaboration with ground troops.
Six fighter jets have been deployed for the operation according to NewsDay.
Air Component Commander of the mother Operation Lafiya Dole, Peter Uzezi disclosed that three out of the six aircrafts are Alfa jets.
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The Alfa jets are expected to patrol the Monguno axis and advance with ground troops towards Alagarno where operations are ongoing.
The other three according to Uzezi are MIF7 jets, which are heading towards Diffa general area in Niger Republic enroute Baga local government to effect logistic re-supply to troops operating in Baga and surrounding towns.
- News 24