The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, in a combined effort with the ground troops of the Nigerian Army, have successfully repelled an attack on Bita Village by Boko Haram insurgents.
The Nigerian Air Force, using its Alpha-Jet, provided combat air support to the ground force to attack the insurgents where they were observed to be mopping up to carry out a deadly attack on the village.
Director of Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Dele Alonge, in a statement, said many Boko Haram fighters were killed and several others were injured.
Thereafter, the NAF A-Jet conducted an armed reconnaissance along Bita-Gwoza road and through Yamtege, Hamdaga, Dure and Pulka.
The statement assured that NAF will continue to give all necessary support to the ground force through its intensified and persistent efforts in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East until all portions of Nigerian soil is safe and free from the insurgents.