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Boko Haram Air Force launches fresh offensive against terrorists in Sambisa

NAF said series of air interdictions to take out a number terrorists in the Sambisa Forest will be conducted in a few days.

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Nigeria Air force officers in a war plane, launching assault on Boko Haram play

Nigeria Air force officers in a war plane, launching assault on Boko Haram

(Army Public Relations Department)

In a bid to further degrade the capabilities of the Boko Haram terrorists, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced another round airstrikes codenamed 'Operation Forest Storm’ in the North East.

According to a statement posted on NAF Facebook page, the operation, which commenced on October 2, 2016, would last for a few days.

It said series of air interdictions to take out a number of carefully selected targets in the Sambisa Forest will be conducted within this period.

The statement also noted that the Air Component of 'Operation Delta Safe' has continued to rid the creeks in the Niger Delta of illegal oil refineries and barges used for carrying stolen petroleum products.

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NAF said it destroyed illegal refineries and barges along the east of Isaa town, Borikiri, old Bakana as well as Bakana and Bille Communities, using the EC-135 helicopters.

The airforce expressed its unwavering commitment to stamping out what it described as "acts of economic sabotage" and illicit activities in the region.

 

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