Air Force fighter jet pounds Boko Haram sect in Borno

 By Baba Kura Mallam, Maiduguri

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) deployed one of its fighter jets to dislodge remnants Boko Haram sect members in locations in Borno State.The operation codenamed OPERATION GAMA AIKI recorded another major success on Monday in its air campaign against the insurgents as 2 x F-7Ni fighter aircraft struck terrorists location at Northern Borno.

Prior to the strike, the area had been under surveillance for sometimes but was reported active by a NAF Beechcraft aircraft on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission.

Thereafter, the fighter aircraft were immediately scrambled for interdiction. The success of this operation is another major setback for the BHTs even as the NAF intensifies air operations in the Northeast against the insurgents.

More so, it is instructive to note that the mission was conducted by crew amid the Salah celebration. This brings to fore the commitment of NAF personnel towards successfully bringing the hostility in the Northeast to an end within the shortest possible time.

The location lies between Tumbum Rego and Malkonory and is about 25km from Kangarwa where own surface forces are currently harboured.

The location, as can be seen from the enclosed footage, harbours BHT makeshift structures and about 4-6 clusters of solar panels which are used by the Terrorists to power communications equipment and for lighting.

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