Air Force, Army take regrouping Boko Haram fighters by surprise, abort deadly attack

Posted by News Express | 2 August 2015 | 3,734 times

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in a combined effort with the ground troops of the Nigerian Army have taken Boko Haram terrorists regrouping by surprise, nipping in the bud a potentially devastating attack on Bita village in Borno State, North-East Nigeria.

“The Nigerian Air Force using its Alpha-Jet provided combat air support to the ground force to attack the insurgents where they were observed to be mopping up to carry out a deadly attack on the village,” said NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Dele Alonge.

He announced that a large number of the insurgents were killed and several others were injured in the pre-emptive operation.

“Thereafter, the NAF A-Jet conducted an armed reconnaissance along Bita-Gwoza road and through Yamtege, Hamdaga, Dure and Pulka,” Alonge said in a statement issued this afternoon in Abuja. 

He assured that NAF will continue to give all necessary support to the ground force through its intensified and persistent efforts in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East until all portions of Nigerian soil is safe and free from the insurgents.

•Photo shows Nigerian Air Force Alpha-Jet in operation.

Source: News Express

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