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Nigerian Air Force Hits Boko Haram Base Near Sambisa Forest, Destroys It Completely

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A Nigerian Air Force Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistics base used by Boko Haram terrorists located one kilometre north of the dreaded Sambisa forest, the Air Force said in a statement on Tuesday.

Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, the Director of Public Relations and Information at the Nigerian Airforce said the unmanned vehicle was on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission when it came across a gathering of Boko Haram militants at Garin Moloma, about one kilometre north of the Sambisa Forest.

“At the time of the UAV attack, the location, though under surveillance for quite a while, had a large gathering of BHTs and vehicles. The multiple explosions and huge fire ball from the location, as can be seen from the enclosed video of the UAV strike, strongly suggests that it may be either an ammunition/fuel storage or weapons/technical workshop.

“This strike is thus a major setback for the Boko Haram Sect, and a major plus for the fight against insurgency by own troops,” the Air Force said.

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