Nigerian air force bombs Boko Haram base in NE region

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-08 23:46:11|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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LAGOS, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed logistics bases used by Boko Haram militants in their Sambisa forest hideouts in northeast part of the country.

The air strikes was in continuation of Operation Thunder Strike 2 which commenced on Sept.3, NAF's spokesperson Ibikunle Daramola said in a statement reaching Xinhua on Saturday.

The spokesperson added that the Air Task Force (ATF) also destroyed a suspected Boko Haram ammunition depot in Kusuma on the fringes of Lake Chad, Borno state.

According to him, the attack platforms acquired the targets and took turns to attack the location, destroying the structures and killing most of the terrorists in the process.

He said the few surviving terrorists, seen fleeing the area, were strafed and neutralized by the helicopter gunships.

Daramola said the attack at Kusuma was initiated, following credible intelligence indicating the presence of a Boko Haram logistics and ammunition depot within the settlement.

Nigeria has made considerable gains against the terror group, dislodging its fighters from the Sambisa Forest, the group's largest training camp in the country, early this year.

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.