Factsheet: Latest Updates On Operation Ruwan Wuta II by The Nigerian Air Force

On October 23, 2017, The Nigerian Air Force commenced the Operation Ruwan Wuta II in the North-Eastern region of the country.

The operation is targeted at Boko Haram terrorists and is aimed at destroying all newly discovered hideouts of Boko Haram terrorists.

The operation involves 24/7 monitoring and extermination of all areas notified to be hideouts for the Boko Harm sect.

Based on certified intel stating the existence of a large number of Boko Haram hideouts at GARRIN MALOMA, The Nigerian Air Force, on October 23, 2017, launched two attacks on the area using two Alpha Jet Aircrafts which completely destroyed the Boko Haram structures.

On October 23, 2017, the Nigerian Air Force also launched successful attacks on other major areas, notably ARRA and BOBOSHE, using the Mi-17 helicopter and newly acquired Mi-35M helicopter.

On October 24, 2017, the Nigerian Air Force carried out an air interdiction mission on GHATA MUSA area, located northwest of Madagali using five aircrafts filled with bombs, rockets and cannons.

NAF conducted another air interdiction mission on a Boko-Haram structure in PARISU, a northeastern entrance into the Sambisa Forest, on October 25, 2017. Four bomb and rocket-loaded NAF aircrafts were successfully used to strike the location.