As Operation GREEN SWEEP entered Day 2 yesterday, 15 November 2018, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, conducted air strikes that led to the destruction of a former tactical headquarters of the Al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) Sect at Sabon Tumbun in the Lake Chad Green Fringes. The attack was conducted pursuant to credible human intelligence reports indicating that the BHTs were regrouping in a group of buildings in the middle of the settlement. Accordingly, following confirmatory Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, the ATF detailed an Alpha Jet aircraft to attack the settlement with direct hits recorded on the target, leading to the obliteration of the identified buildings and neutralization of its BHT occupants.
The NAF, working in concert with surface forces, will sustain the tempo of operations with a view to destroying all remnants of the terrorists in Borno State.
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Forc