By Kingsley Omonobi
Abuja—The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, yesterday, threw more light on how its aircraft recorded another major success in the ongoing counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations against the Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East.
A statement by Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, Director, Air Force Public Relations, said: “The current phase of intensified air operations over Northern Borno paid off on the night of August 19, when NAF, during an air attack, killed about 300 insurgents, who had gathered to hold a meeting at a location between Malam Fatori and our troops’ location at Kangarwa.
“NAF had commenced series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance-ssance, ISR, missions to corroborate human intelligence that key terrorists commanders gather at the said location to hold meeting at night.
“The objective of the ongoing operation, as usual, is to degrade the capability of the insurgents, particularly those who have fled to the northern part of Borno.”