The Nigerian Airforce said Monday it carried out a coordinated Operation to dislodge Boko Haram members from their new found haven at Tumbum Regio, Northern Borno.
According to a statement, through intelligence gathering NAF was able to locate a new hideout for the sect members who escaped from the Sambisa Forest
The statement said: “The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has struck Boko Haram new hideout about one nautical mile south of Tumbum Rego in northern Borno.
“NAF fighter jets and helicopter gunship assaulted the location in a coordinated day and night operation following Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) report that Boko Haram insurgents who attacked own Surface Forces at Kangarwa the night of 12 January 2017 had withdrawn to the said location.
“The enclosed footage of the Battle Damage Assessment indicated that the operation was successful as the insurgent’s hideout was successfully destroyed.
“Recall that the NAF, of recent, has intensified aerial patrol over the entire operation in the North East, as well as offensive mission around the Green Belt region near Niger and Chad Republics.
“The renewed effort is aimed at denying the remnants of the insurgents the opportunity to regroup and launch attack on own Surface Forces or people within the host communities.”