The Nigerian Air Force said yesterday that it has foiled an attempt by Boko Haram to breach the peaceful Eid-el Kabir celebration in Borno.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, stated this at a feast organized for officers and men of the service at the 105 Composite Group, Maiduguri.
Abubakar held the grand feast for service men carrying out the counter-insurgency operation in the North-East, as part of the Eid-el Kabir celebration.
He disclosed that the Air Force, in a joint operation with the Army, had destroyed insurgents’ hideouts thereby scuttling their plans to attack communities during the festivities.
He said, “Boko Haram insurgents planned to destabilize the Sallah celebration, but with help of the Almighty Allah and our collective efforts, we foiled their p