The Nigerian Air Force has conducted an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission over Parisu, in the Sambisa general area.
The spokesperson of the force, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, explained that its Lafiya Dole troops carried out the mission.
A large group of Boko Haram terrorists, according to the Air Force official, was seen converging under a tree close to a prominent zinc-roofed structure.
He said a confirmatory ISR mission indicated that the structure was indeed a BHT hideout, housing a large number of terrorists.
Accordingly, on 8 August 2017, the Air Component detailed fighter aircraft to strike the target in succession.
Following the first and second strikes, the building was completely destroyed and the location was strafed during the third attack. The fourth attack was re-directed to a close by building, where BHT activity was also noticed.
Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the BHT hideout was completely reduced to rubble and several BHTs were killed while a few of them were seen evacuating the casualties.