Molly Kilete, Abuja
The Defence headquarters (DHQ), said the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in the on-going counter terrorism war on Tuesday, gave a heavy blow to Boko Haram terrorists with the bombardment of some of their strongholds at Parisu, in Borno State.
Acting director defence media operations Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, who made this known in a statement said: “In furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security to the North East of the country, the Armed Forces of Nigeria, through the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has ramped up attacks against terrorists’ locations in Borno State. The latest of these attacks was executed at Parisu, a Boko Haram Terrorists’ hideout, within the Sambisa Forest on 31 March 2020, after a series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed a resurgence of activities within the settlement.
“Fighter jets dispatched by the Air Task Force to attack the hideout took turns in engaging the location, resulting in the destruction of some of the structures as well as the killing of several terrorists. Other fighters, who attempted to reposition themselves in order to engage the attack aircraft, were taken out in follow-on strikes at their hiding places under shrubbery.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria, working in synergy with counterpart security agencies and stakeholders, will sustain the tempo of offensive action against all elements inimical to the peace and security of our beloved nation.”