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Air Force destroys Boko Haram workshop in Sambisa forest

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday said its Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed some vehicles and neutralized some Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) at a suspected vehicle workshop in Sambisa Forest, Borno State.

The spokesman of the NAF, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said the operation was conducted on 24 April 2019, after a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform on a routine mission observed significant activities as well as some serviceable vehicles.

Accordingly, the ATF scrambled an Alpha Jet to attack the location.

“Overhead the target area, some of the BHT fighters were seen attempting to flee the location but were taken out by the Alpha Jet’s successful strikes, which also caused the destruction of two vehicles and other equipment at the workshop,” he said.

The spokesman said the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its operations to completely degrade the terrorists in the North-East.

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