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Scores killed as NAF destroys Boko Haram’s command, control centre



Scores killed as NAF destroys Boko Haram’s command, control centre


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday, said its newly-launched Operation Green Sweep has identified and destroyed suspected Boko Haram’s Tactical Command and Control (C2) Centre in Borno State.

Also destroyed in air operations within the Ajigin-Talala-Buk axis near Alagarno Forest, was a new camp tugged inside a thick vegetation.
The NAF further disclosed that, scores of suspected terrorists we’re killed during the targeted operation.

The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made the disclosure in a statement, said the air operation, which was conducted on November 14, was sequel to an earlier Intelluhence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission, which had identified a Camp at Buk along the Ajigin-Talala-Buk axis near Alagarno Forest.

Consequently, two Alpha Jet aircraft, as well as two Mi-35 attack helicopters, were scrambled to the area, leading to the destruction of the targeted structures.

“In continuation of Operation Green Sweep, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole, on November 14, 2018, destroyed a Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) Camp at Buk along the Ajigin-Talala-Buk axis near Alagarno Forest,” Daramola said.

He vowed that the NAF will continue to work in synergy with surface forces, with a view to sustaining the renewed onslaught against the suspected terrorist elements,

“The operation was conducted after ISR missions led to the discovery of a new camp with structures hidden under the thick vegetation, including a suspected BHT Tactical Command and Control (C2) Centre.”

“…an Alpha Jet aircraft and two Mi-35 attack helicopters were detailed to attack the camp, inflicting significant damage to the C2 Centre.

“The NAF, working in concert with surface forces, will sustain the tempo of operations with a view to destroying all remnants of the terrorists in Borno State.

“In the morning of Day One of the Operation, air strikes by NAF aircraft resulted in the destruction of a BHT hideout and neutralisation of several terrorists at Sharama on the Lake Chad Green Fringes in Northern Borno,” the DOPRI said.

The NAF had disclosed that: “Operation Green is an “Air Interdiction Operation targeting selected BHT locations within the fringes of Lake Chad as well as areas around the Alagarno Forest near Sambisa in Borno State with a view to further degrading the remnants of the terrorists, curtailing their freedom of action and denying them bases from which they could launch attacks.”

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