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Boko Haram/ISWAP: NAF jets neutralise scores at Bukar Meram, Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) stated on Tuesday that its fighter jets in a sequence of strikes neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists who had been hibernating at Bukar Meram within the fringes of Lake Chad.

This was contained in an announcement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of NAF Public Relations and Information.

It stated: “In continuation of the sustained onslaught in opposition to terrorist parts within the Northeast of the Country, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralised a number of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Bukar Meram on the fringes of Lake Chad within the northern a part of Borno State.

“The operation was executed on Monday 21 October 2019, primarily based on credible intelligence experiences that indicated a resumption of using the placement to offer logistics assist to the terrorists, utilizing fishing actions as a canopy.

“Accordingly, the ATF dispatched its assault plane to interact designated areas throughout the settlement.

“Before the strikes, over 35 Boko Haram members had been noticed throughout the space of curiosity.

“The assault plane subsequently engaged the placement in successive passes recording correct hits on the goal space, resulting in the neutralisation of a number of ISWAP fighters in addition to the destruction of a number of the constructions.

“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast.”

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