The Nigerian Airforce in its bid in eliminating Bokoharam elements in Sambisa forest has recorded another mile stone on the on 7 August 2017. The Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya in a statement on Wednesday said on these Wednesday, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Component of Operation Lafiya Dole conducted an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission over Parisu, in the Sambisa general area.
During the ISR mission, a large group of Boko Haram Terrorists was seen converging under a tree close to a prominent zinc-roofed structure. Part of the structure was concealed by the foliage of a tree, making it a seemingly unobtrusive gathering point for the terrorists. A confirmatory ISR mission indicated that the structure was indeed a BHT hideout, housing a large number of terrorists. Accordingly, on 8 August 2017, the Air Component detailed fighter jets were sent to bombard the target in succession.
The first and second strike was completely a bull’s eye which lead to the total destruction of the hideout used by bokoharam terrorist and a third strike mission was called into strafe fleeing terrorist members with gun cannons and rockets. A fourth attack was re-directed to a close nearby building, where BHT activity was also noticed. Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the Bokoharam terrorist hideout was completely reduced to rubble and several terrorists were killed while a few of them were seen evacuating the casualties. The news was confirmed by the Air Force spokesman person, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya in a statement on Wednesday. Below is the video of Battle Damage Assessment;