Airforce Bombs Boko Haram Logistics Base in Yobe

As the battle to end insurgency in the country continues, the Nigerian Airforce has carried out a controled attacks against Boko Haram logistic base located at Allagarno, Yobe State.
A statement issued by Airforce spokesman Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, Monday, said ‎Alpha Jet aircraft in the fleet of the Air force, successfully attacked suspected Boko Haram Logistics Base at Allagarno on Friday, 18 March 2016.
He said the target was pinpointed after careful Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) by NAF Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV).
“The target was probably an ammunition depot, a fuel dump or a facility housing other combustible materials..
“This effort is likely to create certain logistics constraints for the terrorists along the Allagarno axis. This is a follow-up to other interdiction missions previously carried out in Sambisa Forest, Kumshe, Iza and other suspected terrorists’ hide-outs. ”
“So far, the NAF has carried out a total of 55 missions comprising 14 ISR, 30 interdiction/combat air support and 11 air logistics support missions in the month of March 2016,” the Air Force statement said.
Famuyiwa stressed that the mission, which was carried out in support of surface forces in order to further degrade the fighting capacity of the remnants of the insurgents, was successful.

Author: News Editor

9864 stories / Browse all stories

Related Stories »

Provide your email below, and we will notify you the latest news freely.


calendar »

March 2016
« Feb   Apr »