Nigerian Air Force has dropped a bomb on a Boko Haram logistics base, using an Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV drone), the air force said in a statement Tuesday.
The drone was on an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission when it came across the gathering of BHTs at Garin Moloma, about one kilometre north of the Sambisa Forest, Air Force spokesperson, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa said in the statement.
“At the time of the UAV attack, the location, though under surveillance for quite a while, had a large gathering of BHTs and vehicles.
“The multiple explosions and huge fire ball from the location, as can be seen from the enclosed video of the UAV strike, strongly suggests that it may be either an ammunition/fuel storage or weapons/technical workshop.
“This strike is thus a major setback for the Boko Haram Sect, and a major plus for the fight against insurgency by own troops,” the statement said.