Nigerian Air Force helicopter destroys new Boko Haram camp

A Nigerian Air Force helicopter
A Nigerian Air Force helicopter

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF)​ says it has destroyed ​a new Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) Camp located between Malam Fatori and Kangarwa in Northern Borno.

​Air Force said it carried out the attack during a night operation on ​Monday.

“The new camp is about 4-6km away from the BHT location attacked earlier on 20 August 2016 by NAF Mi-17 helicopter within the same vicinity in a similar night operation that led to the death of about 300 insurgents,” a statement signed by spokesperson Ayodele Fayimuwa, said.

“The post-strike Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) mission had revealed that surviving BHTs converged at the new location.”

It said the information was later confirmed to be true by series of follow-up Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that led to the latest strike.

“Recall that the general area around Malam Fatori and Kangarwa is infested with BHTs hence the need to clear the remnants of BHT in the area.

“The air assault is therefore expected to further degrade the capability of the insurgents while fostering the creation of the necessary enablement for own ground troops to operate,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, NAF Alpha Jets have helped to repel an attack by BHTs on troops of 153 Battalion who were on fighting patrol at Ala Lumshe.

The troops, on Saturday had come under attack from BHTs about 4km south of Marte when the Alpha Jets were called-in to dislodge the insurgents.

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  • veritas

    Nigerian Air-force you Guys are impressing me daily, You Developed your own tech and Night ops tech, you partnering with non air-force personnel family owned Nigerian tech companies belonging to Nigerians. SS/SE people inclusive. synergies western modern tech into you old fast movers, training engineers. You guys deserve better budget than those Tribalistic immoral Islamic civilian beating, bullies, unprofessional’s called the Nigerian Army.

    • Iskacountryman

      develop what?…without nepa?

      • veritas

        LOL. you dont need NEPA that much to develope weapons systems. you need a workshop (which they have), people and the tech parts.

      • Ade Omowest

        Bokoharam no get ‘NEPA’ but dem develop bomb f4 inside Sambisa forest.

        • veritas

          loool… Gbam!!!! you hear am shey ISKACOUNTRYMAN

  • St

    The synergy within the Nigerian security outfits is growing and improving. Only hopes it gets better cos we need urgent security in this country if we truly want to be a Great 9Ja

  • favourtalk

    Welldone to burantai, he doing a great work so far, he will surely win all the internal and external wickedness of the terrorist

    • veritas

      Its the Nigerian professional Air-force guys who achieved that, not the civilian beating, maiming and tribalism Islamic run Nigeria Army.