BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Military Wednesday said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), has destroyed a new Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) Camp located between Malam Fatori and Kangarwa in Northern Borno.
The new camp according to Defence Headquarters (DHQ) is about 4-6km away from the BHT location attacked on August 20 , 2016 by NAF Mi-17 helicopter within the same vicinity in a similar night operation which it said led to the death of about 300 insurgents.
“The post-strike Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) mission had revealed that surviving BHTs converged at the new location. The information was later confirmed to be true by series of follow-up Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that led to the latest strike” DHQ added.
The air assault Military disclosed was expected to further degrade the capability of the insurgents while fostering the creation of the “necessary enablement for own ground troops to operate”.
Defence Spokesperson Brig Gen Abubakar Rabe confirmed that NAF Alpha Jets have helped to repel an attack by BHTs on troops of 153 Battalion who were on fighting patrol at Ala Lumshe.
Rabe said the troops, on Saturday 27th August 2016, came under attack from BHTs, about 4km south of Marte when the Alpha Jets were called-in to dislodge the insurgents.