Boko Haram Back To Sambisa Forest – Air Force

On July 28, 2017 19 Comments

The Nigerian Air Force on Thursday said Boko Haram terrorists were back to the Sambisa Forest area of Borno State.

The Air Force however said its fighter jets and attack helicopters had bombed the terrorists’ hideouts 108 times between April and July, 2017.

The Air Component Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the military operation in the North-East, Air Commodore Tajudeen Yusuf, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Yola, Adamawa State.

He stated, “Intelligence surveillance and Reconnaissance reports through the second quarter of 2017 indicated a gradual return of the Boko Haram terrorist activities to the Sambisa Forest. There have been sightings of a few Boko Haram activities in the Sambisa general area, particularly in Parisu.

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“Hence, the air component conducted significant ISR missions in the Sambisa general area. On July 3, an air interdiction mission was conducted on Alagarno Camp. Several solar panels were seen on buildings in the location, which indicated that it was being used as a Command and Control facility.

“The NAF conducted air interdiction missions with the F-7Ni, Alpha jets, L-39ZA, Mi-17 and the Mi-35M attack helicopters to neutralise the Boko Haram terrorist targets within the theatre.

“A total of 108 air interdiction sorties were conducted from April to June 2017.”

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Comments (19)


  1. Nweze Emmanuel Onyeka says:

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah I can’t stop laughing, so the military has run from sombisa. “I give you 40 days to capture Shakau” but Shakau gave you people run within 5 days.

  2. Chika Okonkwo says:

    When we hav serious problem at hand 2 tackle arewa youth ar busy lookin 4 nnamdi kanu, let arewa youth, elders look 4 lastin solution 2 boko haram, its worst than time bomb

  3. OluwaFemi Olojede says:

    Continue deceiving yourself Osinbanjo,removed their boss and put a Southerner as the commander wether you will see all these nonsense again,you people kept fooling yourselves and continue killing our loyalist soldiers,or you’ve forgotten fight against bokoharam is a fight against the North,but the so called North will not stop killing our Christian brethren

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