Friday, September 27, 2019

Boko Haram camp destroyed in Nigeria by airstrikes

Airstrikes by the Nigerian military have destroyed a logistics base of terror group Boko Haram during a raid in the northeast region, defense authorities said on Thursday.

The logistics base also served as a training camp for the terrorists at a community called Kusuma on the fringes of Lake Chad.

The airstrikes on Wednesday were executed after credible intelligence reports had established that a section of the settlement was serving as a training camp for the terrorists, Ibikunle Daramola, the spokesman for the air force, said in a statement made available to Xinhua.

"Some buildings within the camp were being used to store their fuel, arms, and ammunition as well as other logistics supplies," Daramola said.

During pre-attack surveillance, the air force spokesman said, scores of Boko Haram fighters were seen attempting to flee the location upon hearing the sound of the attack aircraft.

"They were engaged by the attack aircraft in successive passes, neutralizing many of them," he said.

According to him, the terrorists' logistics supply store, which was also hit, was seen engulfed in flames due to the raid.

The air force said while operating in concert with surface forces, it would sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the troubled northeast region.

Boko Haram has been blamed for the death of more than 20,000 people and displacing of 2.3 million others in Nigeria since 2009.


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