Nigerian Air Force ‘destroys Boko Haram logistics base’

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A Nigerian Air Force’s Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistics base used by members of the Boko Haram Terrorists group, the air force said in a statement Tuesday.

The UAV was on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission when it came across the gathering of BHTs at Garin Moloma, about one kilometre north of the Sambisa Forest, spokesperson Ayodele Famuyiwa, a group captain, said.

“At the time of the UAV attack, the location, though under surveillance for quite a while, had a large gathering of BHTs and vehicles.

“The multiple explosions and huge fire ball from the location, as can be seen from the enclosed video of the UAV strike, strongly suggests that it may be either an ammunition/fuel storage or weapons/technical workshop.

“This strike is thus a major setback for the Boko Haram Sect, and a major plus for the fight against insurgency by own troops,” the statement said.

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  • Rommel

    This would be a major development in our aerial combat capabilities and I would like the drones to be extended to the Niger delta and if not hell-fire missiles but at least M85 machine guns to reduce collateral damage.We need to end militancy in that country.

    • Otile

      You can bet your bottom dollar this is an imaginary air battle. Show us some eareal photos.

      • persona

        The video is available on SR. I don’t know why PT didn’t include it since the statement said its attached.

        • whales1212

          You reckon he’s asking for the video genuinely so he could believe the report? I don’t think so.

          • Burbank

            Gbam

        • Burbank

          That racist bigot wil say that video is imaginary, even if that drone fired a missile into his bedroom!

      • Burbank

        And like all military things, they are all imaginary.
        Imaginary soldiers, imaginary vicitms, imaginary massacres, imaginary secret graves, imaginary imaginations!

    • Burbank

      Those armed drones are equipped with all weather, day-night ultra-high resolution thermal imaging real-time cameras and armed with air-to-ground precision-guided missiles.
      Drones are not suitabe platform for machine guns due to heavy recoil.

      • Rommel

        Could be modified to use guns,there are high velocity guns designed not to affect platforms they are mounted on besides,these drones were specifically made for Nigeria,these things you mentioned are not standard on all drones

  • T-Rex

    My question: Is this drone one of the outdated weapons bought by GEJ?

    • Green

      Defender of the Holy!

      • T-Rex

        The ‘unholy’ rather.

    • Burbank

      It was one of the newer weapons bought by GEJ, but inflated at about 50 times the actual price and diverted to his gang’s personal bank accounts

      Ask Dasuki.

  • michael

    they are telling us they don,t have any intelligent before they attack, they are not even sure of their target, i think this is a hoax.

    • Burbank

      “I want to tell the government that we cannot feel good when nigerians are being killed every week by boko haram.”
      That’s why those armed drones are targetting those militants.
      The military should just sit back and drink ogogoro at the base and let Shekau roamed freely!

  • MushinSpeaks

    Kudos to the Nigerian Military. Soon, we will see the end of insurgency.

    • Burbank

      Amen

  • Burbank

    More armed drones against the militants.
    Shekau must be wondering where to sleep safely with the drones flying overheads.
    Bravo to the military.