Air Force bombs Boko Haram hideouts in Borno

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has renewed its onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists in their hideouts by bombing some of its locations in the northern part of Borno State.

Making the disclosure was the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, in a statement on Friday, said that NAF bomber jets succeeded in attacking terrorist camp at Tumbun Rego in northern Borno.

According to him, scores of leaders of the sect were wounded and are believed to be receiving treatment at an unknown destination.

Famuyiwa said that intelligence report has it that some terrorists commanders, who survived the air assault on the night of August 20, 2016 leading to the death of over 300 insurgents, had sustained serious injuries and were said to have relocated subsequently to the Camp at Tumbun Rego for medical treatment.

“The latest strike followed the trail of this piece of intelligence to neutralise these suspected leaders of the sect who are high value targets,” he said.

While the NAF is yet to ascertain the casualty figure, Famuyiwa said post-strike Battle Damage Assessment mission showed that the degree of damage achieved was devastating as the buildings were engulfed by wild fire as can be seen from the declassified video of the air operation.

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