The Nigerian Air Force Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has destroyed a logistics base used by members of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) group. The UAV was on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) mission when it came across the gathering of BHTs at Garin Moloma, about one kilometre north of the Sambisa Forest.
At the time of the UAV attack, the location, though under surveillance for quite a while, had a large gathering of BHTs and vehicles. The multiple explosions and huge fire ball from the location, as can be seen from the enclosed video of the UAV strike, strongly suggests that it may be either an ammunition/fuel storage or weapons/technical workshop.
This strike is thus a major setback for the Boko Haram Sect, and a major plus for the fight against insurgency by own troops.
Meanwhile, as part of efforts to depopulate the growing population of Internally Displaced Persons in the camp set up at Dikwa L.G.A Borno state, National Emergency Management Agency NEMA in collaboration with Borno state Emergency management agency BOSEMA has started moving IDPS to new camps set up in Ngala, Marte,Bama and Mafa L.G.A’S of Borno state.
Deputy Governor of Borno state Alh Usman Dirkwa accompanied by chairmen of local governments affected were at Dikwa where a team of Emergency and Humanitarian workers led by zonal coordinator NEMA North-East, Muhammed kanar delivered food items and medicaments for the upkeep of the IDPS in their new locations.
Buses and trailers were provided to transport the IDPS and their belongings to their local Government of origin among the places declared safe by the military.
NEMA mobile clinic and medical team were on hand to provide medical care while excavators were provided to dig trenches in the new locations to make them more fortified.