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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in a combined effort with the Nigerian Army has successfully repelled Boko Haram terrorist group (BHT) attacks on Bita village, Borno State. In a statement signed on Sunday by Air Commodre Dele Alonge, the Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), NAF used its Alpha jet to provide combat air support to the ground force to repel the terrorists who were observed to be mobilising to carry out a deadly attack on the village.
“Consequently, a large number of the insurgents were killed and several others were injured” he revealed. “Thereafter, the NAF A-Jet conducted an armed reconnaissance along Bita-Gwoza road and through Yamtege, Hamdaga, Dure and Pulka.The 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,”