The Nigerian Airforce said on Tuesday that its fighter aircraft have successfully neutralized two separate large gatherings of Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State after intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance flights confirmed the terrorist’s hideouts.

It said the bombings and destructions took place at Bogumeri and Gobara, 15 kilometers from Gwoza.

A statement giving details of the attacks, signed by the Director of NAF Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal, Olatokunbo Adesanya said, “​In furtherance of Operation Lafiya Dole, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on 24 November 2017, successfully neutralized a large gathering of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) in Bogumeri, Borno State.

“A NAF platform, while on routine Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), had previously discovered the large gathering of the Boko Haram Terrorists in the area, which was known to have significant BHT presence.

“Consequently, NAF fighter aircraft were detailed to carry out air interdiction on the target, in quick succession.

“The Alpha Jet fighter aircraft attacked the target with bombs, killing the insurgents and setting some structures ablaze.

“Meanwhile, in a separate attack on 28 November 2017, the NAF successfully neutralized another large gathering of BHTs in Gobara, 15km north west of Gwoza.

“A NAF ISR platform had previously discovered the armed BHTs, who were gathered by a building that was apparently being used as a hideout.

“The subsequent air strike resulted in the immediate destruction of the target building, killing all the Boko Haram Terrorists inside it.”


Olatokunbo Adesanya

Air Vice Marshal, Director of Public

Relations and Information


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