Scores of excessive profile Boko Haram commanders have been killed in a counter assault carried out by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole following a failed assault on troops location at Banki Junction, The Nation learnt.
Those killed within the assault embrace, Manzar Halid, Amir Abu Fatima and Nicap, amongst others, together with 72 members of the sect.
Also, the Nigerian Air Force has made historical past with the conduct of an operational Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission by an all-female crew.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, made this recognized in a press release on Wednesday in Abuja.
Daramola stated the mission, which was carried out on May 28 utilizing the NAF Beechcraft KingAir ISR plane, had Flying Officers, Oluwabunmi Ijelu and Genevieve Nwaogwugwu as Captain and Co-Pilot, respectively.
He stated on the mission, had been additionally Sergeant Njoku Patience because the Airborne Tactical Observation System (ATOS) mission operator and Lance Corporal Shawulu Godiya because the on-board technician.
“It is noteworthy that Flying Officer Ijelu is the primary feminine officer to turn out to be a Captain on a NAF plane. The plane was additionally marshaled by a feminine Marshaller, Aircraft girl David Precious.