The Defence Headquarters, on Tuesday, disclosed that the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, destroyed some residents of Boko Haram leaders in Sambisa forest and Yale areas of Borno State.
DHQ in its statement noted that the attack led to the killing some terrorists on Monday.
Maj. Gen John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, stated this in a statement released on Tuesday in Abuja.
Enenche added that the air strikes were carried out after credible intelligence and a series of aerial surveillance missions.
According to him, this is a sign that some terrorists who attacks innocent Nigerians are resident in the forest.
He said that the military dispatched Nigerian Air Force fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the two locations.
“The attack aircraft, while taking turns to engage the targets, delivered lethal bomb and rocket strikes, resulting in the destruction of some of the structures and the killing of several terrorists,” he said.