Military vows to sustain Arepo aerial bombardments


The Nigerian military on Monday said the aerial bombardments of Arepo and Ikorodu creeks by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets will continue.

The Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Fergusson Bobai stated this in a chat with journalists.

Speaking at the headquarters, NAF Logistics Command, Ikeja, shortly after a security meeting attended by participating agencies, Bobai said the decision to sustain the bombardment was taken to enable troops completely penetrate four key targets identified in the areas.

At the briefing were the Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Logistics Command, Air Vice Marshal Sani Ahmed; the Commander, 9 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Gen. Sani Mohammed; Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, the Director, Department of State Services (DSS) and the Commandant, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Tajudeen Balogun.

Bobai said, “After using some of their surveillance air craft to carry out racking of the areas since Thursday, the NAF pilots were at the Logistics Command today (Monday) to brief us. We identified four key targets which we believe when knocked off, will set confusion in the militants’ and vandals’ camp.

“The NAF over the weekend used their Alpha Jets and helicopters to identify the targets and so, we had to call all the agencies involved to do an after battle assessment.

“We have watched the video that the racking aircrafts have captured and we are convinced that there is need to sustain the operation. So, we are going to sustain and continue to mob up the ground as the NAF use their air power to neutralise some other areas.”
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