The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has neutralised hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists in Garin Maloma area of Sambisa Forest.
According to the NAF, the insurgents were gathered under a tree when an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (iSR) platform sighted them.
Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations and Information, in a statement said “a combination of NAF fighter aircraft namely the F7-Ni, Alpha Jet and L-39 ZA aircraft was detailed to carry out air interdiction on the BHT gathering.”
“The Alpha Jet aircraft acquired and attacked the target with bombs, neutralising many of the BHTs. Thereafter, the F-Ni aircraft immediately conducted a bomb attack, which resulted in the death of more BHTs.
“The L-39ZA aircraft then followed through by strafing fleeing terrorists with rockets, killing most of them in the process. After the attacks, a few BHT survivors were seen scampering from the location.”