War on Terror: Nigerian Air Force commences air offensive in Sambisa forest


As part of moves to end the problem of insurgency in the North-East, The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced another round of air interdiction missions code-named ‘OPERATION FOREST STORM’.

According to the Defence Headquarters, this new phase of offensive air operations is aimed at further degrading the capabilities of the Boko Haram Terrorists in the Sambisa general area with a view to restrict the freedom of action of the insurgents as well as neutralise any threat posed to movement of own ground forces in continuing with their rescue operations.

‘The operation, which commenced on 2 October, 2016, is expected to last few days. During this period, the NAF would be conducting series of air interdictions to take out a number of carefully selected targets in the Sambisa Forest,’ DHQ said.

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