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Operation Lafiya Dole Air Component Strikes Boko Haram Place In Northern Borno

BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Friday said the air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole has launched an air campaign against the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) as 2 x F-7Ni fighter aircraft struck a terrorists’ location at Northern Borno.

The affected location, Defence indicated lies between Tumbum Rego and Malkonory and is about 25km from Kangarwa “where own surface forces are currently harboured”.

The Military added that the strike area harbours BHT makeshift structures and about 4-6 clusters of solar panels which are used by the terrorists to power communications equipment and for lighting.

“The latest strike is part of the air operations conducted by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in support of the efforts by own surface forces and the Multi National Joint Task Force to rid the northern part of Borno of the remnants BHTs in an operation code named “OPERATION GAMA AIKI”.

“The location, prior to the strike yesterday (Thursday), had been under surveillance for sometimes but was reported active by a NAF Beechcraft aircraft on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission” DHQ confirmed.

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