By Tarkaa David, Abuja
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed terrorists Tactical Command Centre and killed many Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) operating in the Sambisa Forest general area of Borno State.
The director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola in a statement said the ATF recorded the breakthrough in an operation executed yesterday 10 June 2019 after persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions led to the identification of a compound within Alafa on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest that was being used by the terrorists as a command post
He noted that accordingly, the ATF dispatched an Alpha Jet to attack the location which led to the obliteration of a major tactical command centre as well as the neutralisation of several terrorists,
He said “overhead the vicinity of interest, the target compound was spotted with heavy presence of terrorists. “The Alpha Jet attacked the location in successive passes scoring accurate hits on the target leading to the obliteration of the tactical command centre and neutralization of several BHT fighters,” he said.
He reiterated that the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its operations to completely degrade the terrorists in the Northeast.