Boko Haram: NAF Renews Bombardment Of Sambisa Forest #Beekhaybee

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has has started
heavy bombardment of Sambisa Forest, the
notorious hideout of Boko Haram insurgents.
This comes shortly after President Muhammadu
Buhari’s order to the new service chiefs to
tackle terrorism within a 3-month period and
the deployment of new aircraft to ensure a more
effective fight.
According to Vanguard, the fresh statement by
the director of air force public relations Dele
Alonge reads:
“The Nigerian military in its resolution to
incapacitate and further degrade the fighting
spirit of Boko Haram Terrorist Group (BHT), has
carried out several bombings and air strike
missions in Sambisa Forest.
“The strike missions came after several weeks
of tactical reconnaissance by the
reconnaissance/ surveillance aircraft.
“The air strikes carried out by F-7NI and Alpha
Jet fighter aircraft, as well as attack helicopters
have resulted in the degradation of the
terrorist’s capabilities and destruction of some
of their strong holds.
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“Intelligence report revealed that as aftermath of
the strike missions, the terrorists have been
confined and their capabilities greatly reduced,
thereby restricting their nefarious activities to
small scale attacks and suicide bombings.
Another extract from the said statement, as
provided by Premium Times, contains that the
air force staff is committed to fighting
vigorously until Boko Haram insurgency is
defeated in the country.
“The chief of air staff, Air Marshal Sadique
Abubakar, assures all Nigerians that the air
efforts would be sustained until the Boko Haram
activities becomes a thing of the past. He
further stated that, the Nigerian Air Force with
their support is Willing, Able and Ready to meet
up with current and future security challenges
of the nation.”
Earlier this year the Nigerian troops rescued
scores of children and women from Boko Haram
captivity in Sambisa Forest. Several
brilliant operations in the area generated many
praiseful reactions from Nigerians and boosted
the morale of the army.
Recall that in the August 13 statement Alonge
noted that technical upgrade and provision of
additional platforms in the northeast were in
line with President Buhari’s order to bring an
end to terrorism in Nigeria.
The country leader once again demonstrated
his resolution to deal with the challenge of
insecurity when he was decorating the newly-
appointed service chiefs. Having carried out a
major shake-up in the military, Buhari let the
appointees know that he expected enhanced
and improved effort to ensure the victory in the
anti-Boko Haram war.