Air Force jets pound Boko Haram’s Sambisa lair

Nigerian Airforce 1From OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Air Force has intensified the aerial bombardments at the Sambisa forest, which is said to be a stronghold of the Boko Haram insurgents.

Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director of Public Relations and Information at the Nigerian Air Force, said the F-7 fighter aircraft carried out interdiction mission over designated targets and suspected Boko Haram locations.

In addition, the Alpha Jet carried out armed reconnaissance and attacks some moving vehicles belonging to sect members.

Alonge added the Mi -24 and Mi-35 attack helicopters further carried out interdiction mission at some identified targets all in Sambisa forest.

Furthermore, the ATR-42 and Diamond-142 surveillance aircraft continued with their ISR missions over Damasak, Alafia and Sambisa forest where some abandoned vehicles belonging to the terrorists were seen at some locations in the forest.

“The Chief of Air Staff has reiterated his assurances to all Nigerians that the air assault would continue until total victory is achieved,” Alonge added.

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