The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed a Boko Haram camp in Borno, killing many fighters in air strikes on July 15.

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enench

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche in a statement said the air raid took place at Ngwuri Gana along the Gulumba Gana-Kumshe axis of the state.

He added that the operation was in continuation of the sustained offensive against terrorists elements in the North-East, carried out on the heels of intelligence reports indicating that the settlement was one of the locations from where the terrorists launch attacks against own troops’ positions and villages around the area.

According to Enenche, aerial surveillance missions also confirmed the presence of many terrorists in the settlement, some of whom were seen hanging their rifles.

The statement called for more air offensive against the terrorists and all other criminal elements threatening the peace and security of the country.