Sunday, 16 August 2015
Air strike has commenced over Sambisa forest -Nigeria Air force.
The Nigerian Military in its resolution to incapacitate and further degrade Boko Haram Terrorist has carried out several bombings and air strike missions in Sambisa Forest, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director of Public Relations and Information of Nigeria Air force said in a statement on Saturday.
According to him, the strike missions came after several weeks of tactical reconnaissance by the reconnaissance/ surveillance aircraft.
The air strikes carried out by F-7NI and Alpha Jet fighter aircraft, as well as attack helicopters has resulted in the degradation of the terrorists capabilities and destruction of some of their strong holds.
Intelligence report revealed that as aftermath of the strike missions, the terrorists have been confined and their capabilities greatly reduced, thereby restricting their nefarious activities to small scale attacks and suicide bombings.
Alonge added that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar assures all Nigerians that the air efforts would be sustained until the Boko Haram Activities becomes a thing of the past.
According to him, Abubakar further stated that, the Nigerian Air Force with their support is willing, able and ready to meet up with current and future security challenges of the Nation.