The Defence Headquarter says the Air component of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) has neutralized several Boko Haram Terrorists in airstrikes on their hideout at Tsilala, near Kaza in the Dikwa general area of Borno State.
Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, disclosed this on Monday in a statement at Abuja.
Maj. Enenche said the air raid was in continuation of the intensive air interdiction missions being conducted as part of subsidiary Operation Wutar Tabki by the air component of OPLD.
Enenche said the airstrikes were on Sunday executed after aerial surveillance missions showed a significant number of terrorists and logistic items at the location.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships dispatched by the Air Task Force took turns engaging the location, he added.
“They scored accurate hits in the target area, resulting in the neutralization of several terrorists as well as the destruction of some of their structures,” he said.