The Nigerian Air Force says its Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistics base used by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The UAV destroyed the base of the insurgents in Borno on Tuesday.
According to the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, the UAV was on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission when it came across the gathering of Boko Haram terrorists at Garin Moloma, about one kilometer north of the Sambisa forest.
He said that the multiple explosions and huge fire ball from the location, was suspected to either be an ammunition/fuel storage or weapons/technical workshop.
“At the time of the UAV attack, the location, though under surveillance for quite a while, had a large gathering of Boko Haram terrorists and vehicles.
“This strike is thus a major setback for the Boko Haram Sect, and a major plus for the fight against insurgency by our own troops,” he stated.