The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter aircraft yesterday repelled attack by the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) on own ground troops at Kangarwa in northern Borno State. Following the report of the attack, 3 x fighter jets and a reconnaissance aircraft were immediately deployed for the operation. While the fighter aircraft were scrambled to repel the attack, the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft was deployed to give guidance to ground troops on the position equipment and strength of the BHTs. The operation which started at about 1700 hours (5pm) continued till late evening at about 1915 hours (7:15pm) before the attack was successfully repelled.
Before repelling the attack at Kangarwa, the NAF also conducted a number of day and night operations yesterday. The air interdiction missions were aimed at decimating the operational capability of the insurgents. The operations were carried out at Kashimeri, Tumbu Gini, chukugudu and other BHT strongholds from where the insurgents launch attack on Bama and neighbouring settlements.