- Nigerian warplanes have carried a series of aerial airstrikes in the northeastern Sambisa Forest region.
- Northeastern Sambisa forest region is a known Boko Haram stronghold in Nigeria.
- The airstrikes follows recent pledges by Nigeria’s President Buhari to end Boko Haram insurgency within 3 months.
- Last week, Nigeria’s Buhari gave Military Chiefs 3-month ultimatum to defeat Boko Haram.
- On Saturday night 15th August 2015, Air Force spokesman Dele Alonge in a statement said the military campaigns is in its resolution to incapacitate and further degrade the fighting spirit of the militant Boko Haram terrorist group.
According to Alonge, the airstrikes, carried out by F-7NI and Alpha Jet fighter aircraft and attack helicopters, have resulted in the degradation of the terrorists, capabilities and destruction of some of their strongholds
Intelligence reports also have revealed that, the aftermath of the strike missions, the terrorists have been confined and their capabilities greatly reduced.
The army campaigns both on the ground and on air to continue in the coming days until the militant’s stronghold is captured, operational base in Northeastern Sambisa forest destroyed.