The Nigerian troops on counter insurgency operations in the North-east have destroyed structures and logistics supplies of Boko-haram terrorists in air strikes at Valangide in the Sambisa forest, Borno state.
According to a statement made available to journalists, Saturday in Abuja, the Acting Director Defence Media Operations Brig- Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, the mission, which was conducted on Friday in continuation of subsidiary Operation Decisive Edge, was carried out after an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft spotted and tracked some terrorists to compounds within the settlement where they resided in some well-developed structures.
“Consequently, Operation Lafiya Dole scrambled its fighter jets to engage the location. The jets were vectored to the target by the ISR aircraft, with their munitions making direct hits in the target area, neutralizing some of the BHTs and damaging some of their dwellings, some which were seen engulfed in flames,” the statement said.
The statement reiterated the commitment of the military to securing the nation.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North-east, will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our nation,” it said.