Boko Haram Flags Hoisted In Lake Chad
Flags of the Boko Haram insurgents have been hoisted in the Zanari area of Borno State, which borders the Lake Chad.
The Nigerian Air Force said on Monday that it sighted two flags and struck the buildings with its fighter aircraft – the F-7Ni and the Alpha Jet.
According to the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, dozens of Boko Haram members were killed during the air strike.
He said that the insurgents were having a meeting when the NAF struck the buildings.
“The strike is part of the Operation Ruwan Wuta launched by the military and our objective is to degrade the terrorists from regrouping to cause havoc for our surface forces,” he said.
He said, “We conducted an air interdiction on Boko Haram buildings with two hoisted flags in Zanari.”
He stated that the surveillance of the area had shown how some of the insurgents entered the buildings for meeting.
As a result of this, NAF, fighter aircraft – the F-7Ni and the Alpha Jet were detailed to bombard the place, which they did.
He explained that the targeted buildings went on flame after the strike, killing dozens of occupants who had earlier entered the apartment to have a meeting.