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Air Force repels B/Haram attack on own ground forces in Borno

THE Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter aircraft on Sunday repelled attack by Boko Haram terrorists on own ground troops at Kangarwa in northern Borno State.

Following the report of the attack, three fighter jets and a reconnaissance aircraft were immediately deployed for the operation.

Tribune Online gathered that 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 terrorists.

The operation, which started at about 5pm continued till late evening at about 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.

It was gathered that the operations were carried out at Kashimeri, Tumbu Gini, Chukugudu and other BHT strongholds from where the insurgents launched attack on Bama and neighbouring settlements.