Nigerian Air Force degrades terrorists hideout in Sambisa forest

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In continuation of its sustained air strikes against terrorists’ targets in Borno state, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has severely degraded another Boko Haram terrorists hideout in the Sambisa forest.


This was revealed in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Monday, June 17, by the Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola.


According to the statement, the operation was executed on Sunday, June 16, after persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed heavy presence of terrorists at a new camp with several structures hidden under the thick foliage of the forest.


“Accordingly, the ATF dispatched an Alpha Jet to attack the location. Its bombs hit the target area, with devastating effects on several of the camouflaged structures, neutralizing their Boko Haram terrorists’ occupants,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, a group, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) on Sunday, June 16, condemned in strong terms the activities of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) around the Lake Chad Basin region.


Following series of heightened attacks by the radical group around the Lake Chad Basin, the SHAC called for the intervention of the international community.


SHAC’s executive director, Grace Akatu, while speaking in Abuja appealed to countries around the world to join forces with the Nigerian authorities in combating the menace of ISWAP.

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