From Okodili Ndidi, Abuja
The military air strike destroyed the area used by Boko Haram terrorists to launch attacks on troops in Parisu, Sambisa forest, in the state of Borno, the nation learned.
The air strike coordinated by Operation Lafiya Dole Air Task Force destroyed the terrorists' logistics facilities.
Some of the insurgents were also killed in the operation, it was recalled.
A statement by the Defense Media Operations Coordinator, Major-General John Enenche, noted that the air strike was a sequel to reliable information about the insurgents' activities.
According to the statement, “in support of their goal of restoring peace and security in the northeast of the country, the Armed Forces of Nigeria, through the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, yesterday, April 30, 2020, neutralized part of Boko Haram. Terrorists (BHTs) and destroyed some of their logistics facilities in Parisu, in the area of the Sambisa Forest, in the State of Borno.
"The air strike, which was carried out as a precursor to other air and ground operations, was carried out after intelligence reports revealed that the terrorists had resumed using the settlement as a staging area to launch attacks on the location of nearby troops."
He added that “recent aerial surveillance missions have also shown significant terrorist activities in the area, identifying some compounds that house combatants and their logistics items.
“Consequently, the Air Task Force sent its fighters to attack the location. The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) jets, while taking turns to reach the target area, obtained precise bomb and rocket attacks, resulting in the destruction of some of the structures and the death of several terrorists.
"Nigeria's armed forces will continue to sustain the offensive against the country's enemies, until peace and normality are restored in all parts of Nigeria."