The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed on Monday in Abuja that its jet fighters destroyed Boko Haram building at Zenari where they hoisted its flag.
Air Cdre Olatokunbo said the action was in consonance with its recent Operation “Ruwan Wuta”.
According to him, On September 7, NAF conducted air interdiction on structures with two hoisted insurgents’ organisation flags in Zanari, a known location with significant insurgents’ presence at the northern fringes of Borno bordering Lake Chad.
“Quite a number of the insurgents had earlier been spotted, from a NAF Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Platform, entering the buildings apparently for meetings.
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“The F-7Ni and the Alpha Jet aircraft were detailed to attack the target. Overhead the location, the target was acquired and engaged by the two aircraft in rapid succession.
“Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the targeted structures went up in flames, killing its occupants.”
The Director further explained that the objective of “Operation Ruwan Wuta” was to further degrade the capability of the insurgents thereby, preventing them from regrouping to cause havoc for our surface forces.
He noted that the operation was also aimed at “softening the ground for the surface forces to subsequently move in and conduct mopping up operations.”