The Boko Haram camp near Arboko in Borno State was destroyed by the Nigeria Air Force, while some of their fighters were also neutralised.
This was confirmed in a statement by the Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the Alpha jet destroyed the insurgent’s camp while providing close air support to troops of 82 brigade of the Nigerian Army.
The statement read: “The operation was conducted on 18 February 19 while a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet and an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform were providing close air support to troops of 82 Brigade Nigerian Army”.
It was also added that the ISR aircraft spotted a group of terrorists within the village and vectored the alpha jet to engage their camp with rocket fire, thereby degrading the terrorists’ structures and killing some of the fighters.
The Air Force says it would sustain efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the northeast.