Nigerian Army strikes another blow to Boko Haram
Abuja, Jul 3 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Army said Friday that an undisclosed number of fighters from the Boko Haram armed group were killed in air raids in the Sambisa forest in Borno state (northeast).
The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, explained that the operation was carried out by the Air Force's Operation Lafiya Dole 'after a series of intelligence missions' in the region.
According to military reports, a prominent building in the middle of the settlement was being used as a meeting place.
Enenche added that the enclave was used as a meeting place, where terrorists planned and launched attacks, as well as sheltering some of their fighters.
Air Chief of Staff Marshal Sadique Abubakar praised the dedication, skill and professionalism of those involved in the action.
Boko Haram is a terrorist sect created in Borno, which in 2009 opted for violence to allegedly impose by force a radical version of the Sharia or Islamic law in the northern region of the country, where it sought to establish a neo-occupation.
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