Boko Haram Terrorists Flee Iza Camp After Aerial Bombardments
BEVERLY HILLS, March 09, (THEWILL) – Members of the terrorist group Boko Haram have abandoned their camp at Iza, Borno State and fled into Sambisa Forest after their location came under heavy air attacks by Alpha Jets belonging to the Nigeria Air force.
The military in a statement Wednesday said the success of the air attacks paved way for the follow-up clearance operation by troops of 121 Task Force Battalion who consolidated on the gains of the strikes to flush out remnants of group as well as destroyed their leftover camps.
During the ground movement, the Mi-35 Helicopter gunships were overhead to provide Close Air Support for the advancing troops while the Beechcraft aircraft supported with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, the statement said.
The combined air and land operation against the Boko Haram sect was conducted during the early hours of Tuesday.
The fall of Iza and its liberation by troops further attests to the recent gains recorded by the military in the combined efforts to rid the country of the menace posed by the religious sect.