Published On: Mon, Sep 11th, 2017

NAF Strikes Terrorists’ Building In Lake Chad Border, Kills BH Members

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By Sadiq Umar – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Monday said it has killed an unspecified number of Boko Haram terrorists in Zanari, Borno State bordering Lake Chad.

According to a statement by its Director of Public Relations, Alatokunbo Adesanya, an Air Commodore, NAF stated that it conducted air interdiction on structures with two hoisted Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) Organization flags in Zanari, a known location with significant terrorists presence.

“Quite a number of BHTs had earlier been spotted, from a NAF Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance platform, entering the buildings apparently for meetings,” it said.

Adding that, overhead the location, the target was acquired and engaged by two aircraft, an F-7Ni and Alpha jet, in rapid succession. “Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the targeted structures went up in flames, killing its occupants.

The attack was in furtherance of the recently commenced Operation RUWAN WUTA, on 7 September 2017,

“The objective of Operation RUWAN WUTA is to further degrade the capability of the BHTs thereby preventing them from regrouping to cause havoc for our surface forces.

“The Operation also aims at softening the ground for our surface forces to subsequently move in and conduct mopping up operations,” it further stated.

 

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