This was disclosed in a press statement issued on Sunday. According to the statement, the Nigerian Air Force Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on 16 May 2017 conducted an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in the Sambisa general area, as part of ongoing efforts to clear the area of remnants of the Boko Haram Terrorists group. “During the ISR mission, a black vehicle and some Boko Haram Terrorists were seen on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest. A confirmatory ISR mission on 17 May 2017 revealed that the Boko Haram Terrorists are attempting to build a logistics base in the location” part of the statement read.
It added that NAF fighter aircraft were immediately called in to carry out strikes on the location and subsequent battle damage assessment revealed that some of the structures and vehicles in the location were engulfed in an inferno and destroyed. “In addition, several Boko Haram Terrorists within the structures under the tree were possibly killed by the strikes” the statement added.
The Nigerian Air Force, in a recent attack, frustrated attempts by the Boko Haram Terrorists to regroup in the Sambisa general area.