By Gom Mirian, Abuja
The Military High Command said on Saturday that several of the Boko Haram terrorists had been killed and their hideouts destroyed at Maima and Tusuye areas of Borno State by troops of Operation HAIL STORM 2.
The operation which took place on Thursday in a subsidiary operation HAIL STORM 2, currently being executed by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has recorded tremendous successes in their resolve to forestall terrorists’ activities in the North East Zone.
Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major – General, John Enenche in a statement said the feat was achieved during an air strikes carried out based on intelligence reports
Enenche said human intelligence reports and series of aerial surveillance missions indicated that the locations were being used as rendezvous points by the Boko-Haram Terrorists
To this end, He said the Air Task Force dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Fighter jets and helicopter gunships to engage the two identified locations
He added that the attack aircraft scored devastating hits in the target areas, destroying some structures and neutralizing several of the terrorists.