By Victor Akaa, Abuja
The Defence Headquarters says, several criminal elements were killed and many of their hideouts destroyed in two different locations in Borno sate by the Air Task Force of operation Wutar Tabki, a subsidiary of Operation Lafiya Dole on different operations conducted on 21st and 22nd October, 2020.
The Coordinator,Defence Media Operations ,Defence Headquarters, Maj. Gen. John Enenche disclosed this in a statement relayed to Enugu Reporters on Sunday explained that the airstrikes were conducted on the heels of Human Intelligence reports as well as series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions indicating the regrouping of the criminal elements at the affected locations in Borno.
Gen. Enenche quoted the locations affected by this operation to include , Ngwuri Gana along the Gulumba Gana-Kumshe axis as well as at Jumacheri near Damasak all in Northern part of Borno State.
According to the DMO Coordinator ,the operation by troops was achieved through “separate air interdiction missions carried out on 21 and 22 October 2020 on the heels of Human Intelligence reports as well as series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions indicating that several terrorists had assembled at the 2 locations in preparation to launch attacks against nearby troops’ positions.
“The hits by Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships dispatched by the Air Task Force to attack the 2 target areas resulted in the destruction of some structures as well as the neutralization of dozens of terrorists.”