By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA-A large gathering of Boko Haram terrorists in Urga, close to Konduga, Borno State,was last Thursday,hit with bombs by the Nigerian Air Force Component of Operation Lafiya Dole, leaving all the terrorists dead.
The bombs dispatched from the Alpha Jet of the Nigerian Air Force also saw the structures of the terrorists completely razed down by fire.
The action of the Nigerian Air Force component was when it conducted an attack on a location in the area.
A statement by the Nigerian Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya,said:”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 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 statement said.
It added:”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.”