The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Thursday, disclosed that the Boko Haram sect has recorded serious casualty following its latest aerial attack on the sect’s camp in Tumbun Rego, Borno State, a place used for treating wounded its wounded commanders.
The air raid which took place on August 29, 2016, was carried out on fleeing Boko Haram commanders and other leaders of the sect.
Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, NAF Director of Public Relations while disclosing this, said the leaders of the terrorist group, who escaped with severe injuries from a previous attack, had gathered at the new camp for medical attention when the fighter jets struck.
Famuyiwa said, “The Nigerian Air Force, in a series of well-coordinated air operations conducted on August 29, 2016, successfully attacked a Boko Haram terrorist camp at Tumbun Rego in northern Borno State where some wounded commanders of the notorious sect were believed to be receiving treatment.
“Intelligence report has it that some Boko Haram commanders, who survived the air assault on the night of August 20, 2016, leading to the death of over 300 insurgents, had sustained serious injuries and were said to have relocated subsequently to the camp at Tumbun Rego for medical treatment.
“The latest strike followed the trail of this piece of intelligence to neutralize these suspected leaders of the sect who are high-value targets.
“While the NAF is yet to ascertain the casualty figure, post-strike Battle Damage Assessment mission shows that the degree of damage achieved was devastating as the buildings were engulfed by large fire as can be seen from the declassified video of the air operation.”