ATF of Operation Hail Storm nentrilizes terrorists, wipeout camps at Maima, Tusuye Borno


By Joy Odor

The Defence Media Operations says, crews of Operation Hail Storm 2 has neutralized several Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs’) and destroyed their hideouts at Maima and Tusuye, settlements near Warshale and Tongule along the Dikwa-Rann axis of Borno State.

This is during air strikes executed on 1 October 2020,as part of its efforts in ending banditry in the North West zone.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche in a statement to defence correspondent said, the ATF dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to engage the 2 locations.

According to the statement, the feat was achieved sequel to credible Human Intelligence reports as well as series of aerial surveillance missions, which indicated that the locations were being used as rendezvous points by the BHTs.

“The attack aircraft scored devastating hits in the target areas, destroying some structures and neutralizing several of the terrorists”.

The subsidiary Operation Hail Storm 2, currently being executed by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has again recorded appreciable success in their resolve to forestall terrorists’ activities in the North East Zone.

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