NAF Destroy General Area of Parisu in Sambisa Forest
The Nigerian Air Force component of operation “LAFIA DOLE” conducted intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission over Parisu in the Sambisa general area and destroyed insurgents hideouts.
The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore, Olatokunbo Adesanya, stated this in Abuja in a statement issued to newsmen.
He said the mission was in furtherance of the operations to completely defeat the insurgents adding during mission, a large group of insurgents were seen converging under a tree close to a prominent zinc-roofed structure.
He said part of the structure was concealed by the foliage of a tree, making it a seemingly unobtrusive gathering point for the terrorists explaining that a confirmatory mission indicated that the structure was indeed insurgents’ hideout, housing a large number of them.
The first and second strikes he said completely destroyed the building while the third aircraft strafed some fleeing insurgents.
Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the insurgents hideout was completely reduced to rubble and scores were killed while some of them were seen evacuating the casualties.