BOKO HARAM: NAF interrupts terrorists' meeting with bombs, dozens killed

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has killed hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists in Garin Maloma area of Sambisa Forest, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, Director of Public Relations and Information, said in a statement released on Saturday, September 2.

Adesanya said the terrorists gathered under a tree when an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (iSR) platform spotted them.
The 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."

Troops have in the past days killed dozens of the terrorists as they intensify assault efforts to meet up with the 40-day deadline order to capture Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader.
The Chief of Army, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai had issued the ultimatum, which expired on August 31, to the Operation Lafiya Dole.
Buratai, however, extended the deadline but the duration of the new ultimatum was not specified.

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