Some fighters of the insurgents group, Boko Haram, have been neutralised by the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, carrying out Operation Lafiya Dole.
This attack was carried out on the terrorists’ camp at a settlement called Arboko in Borno State.
The air strike, according to NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, was carried out on Monday.
In a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday, he disclosed that the Alpha jet destroyed the insurgents’ camp as it provided close air support to troops of 82 Brigade, Nigerian Army.
“The operation was conducted on February 18, while a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet and an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform were providing close air support to troops of 82 Brigade, Nigerian Army.
“In the course of the operation, the ISR aircraft spotted a group of BHT fighters within Arboko Village and vectored the Alpha Jet to engage their camp with rocket fire, thereby degrading the terrorists’ structures and neutralising some of their fighters,” he said.