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Army Aircraft Hit by Boko Haram in Borno.
« on: May 17, 2013, 09:30:40 PM »
Reports have it that a military
aircraft was on Friday hit by
Islamic insurgents in Borno State
in the on-going operations across
northeastern Nigeria.
Though there has been no official
confirmation of the incident, it is
reported that the aircraft managed
to return to base after the
encounter.
The Director of Defence
Information, Brigadier General
Chris Olukolade had told
journalists that Nigerian forces
used jets and attack helicopters to
bombard Islamist militant camps
in the northeast on Friday, killing a
number of insurgents.
Brigadier-General Olukolade said
that several camps had been
attacked, including the Sambisa
game reserve in Borno State.
Asked to confirm the alleged
shooting down of a military plane,
Brigadier-General Olukolade
declined to give further details,
saying more information would be
given after mop-up operations on
the ground.
A number of insurgents have
been killed. It is not just Sambisa,
every camp is under attack. But we
have not done the mopping up
operations on the ground to
determine the numbers killed,
Brig. Gen. Olukolade said.
Sambisa, a forest that spreads over
a distance of 300sq km from
Damboa up to Gwoza, Bama and
the Cameroon border, has been a
hideout and training camp of
Boko Haram.
The military is trying to regain
territory controlled by increasingly
well-armed Boko Haram Islamist
insurgents in the northeastern
stronghold states of Borno, Yobe
and Adamawa, following the
declaration of a state of
emergency in the area by
President Goodluck Jonathan on
Tuesday.



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Army Aircraft Hit by Boko Haram in Borno.
« on: May 17, 2013, 09:30:40 PM »

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Re: Army Aircraft Hit by Boko Haram in Borno.
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 10:22:44 PM »
this sucks...i even think that the nigerian army are using old school type equipments that needs upgrade or overhaul

 

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