The Nigerian Air Force fighter aircraft have killed over 300 members of the Boko Haram insurgents in one single attack on the stronghold of the Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.
The Air Force confirmed that the attack was carried out on August 19, and was targeted at the insurgents as they gathered to hold meetings.
The Air Force spokesman, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa in statement said the attack on the Boko Haram Terrorists group was a major success in the on-going counter-insurgency and counter terrorism operations against the group.
The Statement reads: “The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has recorded another major success in the on-going counter-insurgency and counter terrorism operations against the Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) sect in the North East.
“ The current phase of intensified air operations over Northern Borno paid-off on the night of 19 August 2016 when the NAF, during an air attack, killed about 300 BHTs who had gathered to hold a meeting at a location between Malam Fatori and own troops location at Kangarwa.
“ Prior to this fateful day the NAF, on 16 August 2016, had commenced series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions to corroborate human intelligence that key BHT commanders gather at the said location to hold meeting at night.
“The objective of the on-going operation, as usual, is to degrade the capability of the insurgents, particularly those who have fled to the northern part of Borno. Please find enclosed the declassified footage of the air operation and Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) photographs.”