The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has been striking fleeing Boko Haram attackers who invaded a military base in Metele village, Guzamala Local Government Area, Borno State.
The air strikes led to the destruction of seven vehicles, including gun trucks, and eliminated all the terrorists in the vehicles, The Nation learnt yesterday.
But there are indications that Boko Haram commanders and their foot soldiers who attacked the military base in Metele were non-Nigerians.
A military source, who spoke last night, said the military hierarchy had decided to “smoke out” the insurgents behind the ambush and killing of scores of soldiers in Metele.
As part of steps of involving all military cadres in the war against Boko Haram, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Yusuf Buratai, has relocated this year’s Army Conference from Benin, in Edo State to Maiduguri, in Borno State. Read more