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PRESS RELEASE: NIGERIAN AIR FORCE NEUTRALIZES GATHERING OF BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS, SETS BOKO HARAM STRUCTURES ON FIRE

 

 

1.    On 19 October 2017, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE conducted an attack on a location in URGA area close to KONDUGA. Previous intelligence reports, gathered through Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions by NAF ISR platforms, had indicated the presence of a large number of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in DURWAWA settlement in the outskirt of URGA. Accordingly, one Alpha Jet aircraft was detailed to carry out air interdiction on the target. Overhead the location, the aircraft acquired and attacked the target twice with bombs. Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the aerial attack set off a fire, causing damage to the BHT structures within the settlement and neutralizing most of the BHTs while a few of them fled the location. The aerial attack by the NAF is in furtherance of efforts at ensuring the complete decimation of the BHTs and breaking their will to continue their terrorist attacks on innocent Nigerians.

 

2.      You are please requested to use your medium to disseminate this information for the awareness of the general public. It would also be highly appreciated if the attached short video clip, which is now declassified, were shown to the general public for them to witness the attack. While thanking you for your usual support and cooperation, please accept the assurance of my best regards.

 

OLATOKUNBO ADESANYA

Air Commodore

Director of Public

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