The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has stated that its fighter jets have frustrated efforts of members of the dreaded sect, Boko Haram to regroup in the Northeast.
Making the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday was the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya.
In the statement made available to journalists in Abuja, Adesanya said component of Operation “LAFIYA DOLE” conducted an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission of the Sambisa general area, the former spiritual headquarters of the insurgents.
He said during the ISR mission, a gradual convergence of insurgents elements at some buildings in Alagarno Camp one was noticed.
“The sight of several solar panels on the rooftops of the buildings, and the obvious attempt to conceal the buildings, gave out the plans of the terrorists.
“A confirmatory ISR mission indicated that the structures were most likely a budding Command and Control facility, which could also house High Value Targets.
“Accordingly, on July 3, the Air Component detailed 3 aircraft namely, 2 Alpha Jet and one F-7Ni aircraft, to conduct Air Interdiction strikes on the buildings in succession.
“Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the structures with the solar panels as well as other adjoining structures were damaged,” he said.
Adesanya said further that suspected insurgents technical vehicle, which was attempting to make a run from the vicinity was struck by subsequent waves of attack.