The Nigerian Air Force has said that its intelligence revealed that the Boko Haram terrorists erected buildings in the Daban Masara area on the Lake Chad in Borno State , holding regular meetings .
The air force however said on Saturday that its Alpha Jet aircraft and an Intelligence , Surveillance and Reconnaissance platform have bombed the two buildings sighted, and killed two terrorists sighted.
Our correspondent learnt that the Alpha Jet was deployed by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole on Friday when the terrorists were sighted holding a meeting in green – roofed buildings at Daban Masara area.
It was gathered that the fighter aircraft dropped bombs on the Boko Haram structures with scores of the terrorists believed to have been killed in the operation .
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information , Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola , who confirmed the air attacks , said Daban Masara was one of the identified terrorist flashpoints on the Lake Chad .
He said , “The Air Task Force on August 3 conducted an attack on a Boko Haram hideout in Daban Masara , Borno State . The strikes were conducted after credible intelligence indicated that remnants of terrorists on the Lake Chad islands hid in settlements at the lake .
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