The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its operatives of the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole have destroyed a Boko Haram Command and Control Centre in Dusula, on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
the ATF carried out the operation through Operation Green Sweep III which is aimed at targeting some identified terrorists’ positions in Borno.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, on Saturday, made this known in a statement in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
The statement noted that the operation was conducted on Friday.
Daramola said this was sequel to a renewed offensive aimed at further eliminating remnants of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province Terrorists (BHT/ISWAP) in the North-East of Nigeria.
In his words, Daramola said: “The operation was executed after series of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions led to the identification of the Command Centre with its solar panels, communications equipment and other facilities.
The three Alpha Jets dispatched by the ATF engaged the location in multiple passes, recording accurate hits on the target area. The structures housing the Command Centre were completely destroyed by the strikes while several of the terrorists were neutralised.
“The few surviving terrorists, who were seen attempting to flee the area, were taken.”