Nigeria Military Defence HQ Debunks Airstrike Reports Of Chad Bombing Out Boko-Haram Hideouts In Nigeria

Gen. Olukolade

News that reached us some days ago is that Chadcarried out several airstrikes on Nigerian soil targeted at Boko-Haram hideout following an attack on it’s country by the sect.

The NigeriaDefence Headquarters has denied claims by Chadian Military that it carried out airstrikes on some Boko Haramhideouts in Nigeria. A statement signed and released by Major Gen. Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information read;
“The fact is that the Nigerian Airforce surveillance mission identified targets tagged as Camp 6 around Bosso town, which is not within Nigeria’s territory and alerted the partners accordingly.

The places reported to have been struck by the Chadians are therefore most likely to be in Niger Republic and not Nigeriaas widely reported in the international media. The Nigerian military will continue to cooperate with partners in the mission to exterminate or contain terrorists strictly in conformity with existing terms of the Concept of Operation at strategic, operational or tactical levels. It is however important that issues are accurately reported while avoiding misleading or unnecessary sensationalism from any quarter.”

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