The Nigerian Air Force on Thursday said its fighter jets bombed a logistics base of the Boko Haram insurgents in the Tumbun Rego area of Borno State, as well as other structures in the Sabon Tumbun and Tumbun Allura areas along the Lake Chad.
The air force said its jets bombed the Boko Haram communications and logistics base in Tumbun Rego was part of Operation Thunder Strike 2, which began on Monday.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who confirmed the bombing of the insurgents’ bases, said it was carried out by the Air Task Force of the Operation Lafiya Dole.
He said, “The operation is targeted at terror locations in the Lake Chad and Sambisa Forest in Borno State. Air strikes were carried out in Tumbun Rego, Sabon Tumbun and Tumbun Allura.
“Tumbun Rego, which is located about 140km North-East of Maiduguri, has been identified as a major logistics and communications base of the insurgents.
“Accordingly, the air force detailed F-7Ni and Alpha Jet aircraft to destroy the logistics and communications hubs. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Abubakar, was also in Maiduguri, where he motivated the front-line personnel and obtained first-hand information on the operation.”