Nigerian Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force says it has destroyed a Boko Haram Terrorist Training Camp in Malkonory and also destroyed one of their vehicle near Tumbun Rego in Northern Borno.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

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Daramola said the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole carried out the operation on October 11.

He said; “The attack on the Training Camp was undertaken October 11, on the heels of credible intelligence reports indicating that several structures, cleverly camouflaged under thick vegetation in the settlement, were being used to harbour and train BHT fighters.”

Daramola said that a NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platform subsequently confirmed features such as training dummies and trenches along with a large number of adult males within the camp.

“Consequently, the ATF detailed NAF Alpha Jet aircraft to attack the camp in successive strikes resulting in the destruction of many of the structures, which were seen to be engulfed in flames, as well as the neutralisation of several BHTs,” he said.

The NAF spokesman said that the few surviving insurgents were mopped-up in follow-on attacks.

The spokesman said that the NAF, working in concert with surface forces, would sustain the momentum of operations with a view to destroying remnants of the BHTs on the fringes of Lake Chad and other areas in Northern Borno.