The Nigerian Airforce said on Saturday that its jets bombed Boko Haram members, who were in party mood for celebration of Sallah in Sambisa forest.
The Airforce said the party was violently interrupted on Friday, as it neutralised hundreds of terrorists in Garin Maloma area of Sambisa forest.
Air Commodore Olatokubo Adesanyan, Director of Public Relations and Information, in a statement on Saturday said a NAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform had earlier sighted Boko Haram terrorists gathered in groups under some trees in merry mood.
“Consequently, a combination of NAF fighter aircraft namely the F7-Ni, Alpha Jet and L-39 ZA aircraft was detailed to carry out air interdiction on the BHT gathering.
“The Alpha Jet aircraft acquired and attacked the target with bombs, neutralising many of the BHTs. Thereafter, the F-Ni aircraft immediately conducted a bomb attack, which resulted in the death of more BHTs.
“The L-39ZA aircraft then followed through by strafing fleeing terrorists with rockets, killing most of them in the process. After the attacks, a few BHT survivors were seen scampering from the location”, the statement said.