February 18, 2018

Air Force bombs Boko Haram hideouts in Borno

Air Force bombs Boko Haram hideouts in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force fighter jets have attacked a number of Boko Haram Terrorist, BHT, locations in Northern Borno, killing several insurgents.

On November 16, an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, ISR, aircraft reported a gathering of BHTs under a tree at Kadari. An alpha jet on armed reconnaissance was called in to strafe the location thus killing a number of the insurgents and causing survivors to flee in different directions. On November 18, NAF fighter jets again carried out a series of coordinated air strikes against BHT locations at Ngoshe.

The strike, carried out by a 3-ship formation of alpha jets against 5 carefully selected BHT targets, was part of Operation Rescue Finale by the Nigerian Army. A similar air strike was conducted on another BHT location near Kangarwa on November 19. Based on ISR aircraft request, an alpha jet was scrambled for air interdiction at a location close to Kangarwa. Read more

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