The Nigerian Air Force said it bombed a large gathering of Boko Haram terrorists in Urga, close to Konduga, Borno State on Thursday.
The bombs also razed down the structures of the terrorists.
A statement by the Nigerian Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said, “Previous intelligence reports, gathered through Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions by NAF ISR platforms, had indicated the presence of a large number of Boko Haram terrorists in Durwawa settlement in the outskirt of Urga.
“Accordingly, one Alpha Jet aircraft was detailed to carry out air interdiction on the target.
“Overhead the location, the aircraft acquired and attacked the target twice with bombs.
“Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the aerial attack set off a fire, causing damage to the BHT structures within the settlement and neutralizing most of the BHTs while a few of them fled the location,”the statement said.
It added, “The aerial attack by the NAF is in furtherance of efforts at ensuring the complete decimation of the BHTs and breaking their will to continue their terrorist attacks on innocent Nigerians.”