Air Force shells Boko Haram hideouts in Borno

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The Air Force said the raid was carried out after surveillance in the areas.

The 79 Composite Group of the Nigerian Air Force in Maiduguri said on Wednesday that it had destroyed suspected Boko Haram hideouts following a raid in some parts of the state.

Squadron Leader Chris Erondu, the spokesperson for the group, said this in a statement in Maiduguri.

Mr. Erondu, in the statement, added that the raid was carried out after surveillance in the areas.

“Sequel to intelligence reports, the 79 Composite Group, in conjunction with 75 Strike Group, Yola, carried out air surveillance interdiction and raid on identified Boko Haram hideouts.

“‘The operation was conducted in Bulabulim, Yujiwa-Alagarno, all located around Damboa axis of Borno State.

“The results of these air operations have been remarkable as the insurgents have retreated to neighbouring countries of Cameroun, Chad and Niger Republic and have suffered heavy casualties.

“The groups have also maintained constant security watch on Maiduguri and neighbouring communities to prevent future attack”, he said in the statement.

Borno, like Adamawa and Yobe, is under emergency rule, as the military battles members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect.

(NAN)