The Nigerian Air Force has destroyed emerging Boko Haram logistics base in Sambisa Forest.
Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya said in a statement that the operation commenced when the Force component of Operation Lafiya Dole conducted an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission in the Sambisa general area on May 16.
According to the statement, during the ISR mission, a black vehicle and some Boko Haram Terrorists were seen on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest.
A confirmatory ISR mission on 17 May 2017 revealed that the Boko Haram Terrorists were attempting to build a logistics base in the location. Accordingly, Nigerian Air Force fighter aircraft were immediately called in to carry out strikes on the location.
Subsequent battle damage assessment revealed that some of the structures and vehicles in the location were engulfed in the inferno and destroyed.
Also according to the statement, several Boko Haram Terrorists within the structures under the tree were possibly killed by the strikes.