Nigerian Airstrikes destroys Boko Haram logistic base
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Kaduna, Jan 3: The Nigerian Air Force unmanned combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistic base used by members of dreaded Boko Haram insurgents in the north Eastern part of the country.
The air strike in the Borno State, followed after Boko Haram insurgents attacked Dalori village killing about 85 people including children on Sunday night.Nigerian authority in December 2015 had declared that it has technically defeated the insurgents, but the Sunday attack showed the need for security agencies to rise up against these challenges and fulfill their responsibility of completely bringing an end to such attacks.
A statement signed by Airforce Director of public Relations and Information Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa on Tuesday said that the air strike had hit a large gathering of Boko Haram militants and their vehicles." The UAV was on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission when it came across the gathering of Boko Haram members at Garin Moloma, about one kilometer forth of the Sambiza forest. "At the time of the UAV attack, the location, though under surveillance for quite a while, had a large gathering of Boko Haram terrorists and vehicles.
According to the statement, the multiple explosions and huge fireball from the location, as can be seen from the enclosed video of the UAV strike, "strongly suggests", that it may be either an ammunition/ fuel storage or weapons/ technical workshop." This strike is thus a major setback for the Boko Haram sect, and a major plus point in the Fight Against Insurgency," he said,
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