The Nigerian air force (NAF) on Friday,24 February 2017 said it bombed a Boko Haram location at Tagoshe/Mandara mountain general area about 10km south-west of Gwoza in Borno state.
The director of air force public relations, Ayodele Famuyiwa confirmed this in a statement.
Famuyiwa said: “Intelligence report by sister surface forces had it that remnants of fleeing BHTs were gathered at the location,”
“This report was confirmed by NAF Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft before combat platforms were called in to strike the location.
“Follow-up battle damage assessment confirmed that the air attack was successful as shown by the enclosed declassified footage of the operation.”
Last month, a similar operation in Rann, Borno, led to the deaths of no fewer than 126 people.
The military had tendered an apology over the incident.