Ground troops of the Nigerian Airforce Regiment
27 October, 2015
In a renewed drive to further degrade the Boko Haram terrorist s, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said its Alpha Jets have successfully carried out airstrikes and destroyed the sect’s vehicle workshops, fuel and ammunition dumps all within the Sambisa forest.
According to a statement by Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director of Public Relations and Information,Nigerian Airforce, this feat came as a result of a painstaking Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) efforts by the NAF’s Unmanned Aerial vehicle (UAV) and ATR-42 platforms.
The Chief of Air Staff,Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar therefore assured all Nigerians that with these successful strikes on the insurgents, their capabilities have been further degraded to pave the way for the final onslaught by the land forces to meet the Commander-in-Chief, President Mohammadu Buhari’s directives to bring insurgency in the North-East to an end.