The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said on Sunday it has successfully repelled an attack on Bita village, Borno State by the Boko Haram terrorist group in a combined effort with the ground troops of the Nigerian Army.
“The Nigerian Air Force using its Alpha-Jet provided combat air support to the ground force to attack the insurgents where they were observed to be mopping up to carry out a deadly attack on the village. Consequently, a large number of the insurgents were killed and several others were injured,” Air Commodore Dele Alonge Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force said in a statement.
He added that NAF A-Jet later conducted an armed reconnaissance along Bita-Gwoza road and through Yamtege, Hamdaga, Dure and Pulka.
NAF said it will continue to give all necessary support to the ground force through its intensified and persistent efforts in the ongoing fight against
Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East until all portions of Nigerian soil is safe and free from the insurgents.