Air Commodore Dele Alonge, Director, Air Force Information, told our correspondent on phone that a combined operation of the Air Force and ground forces led to the sacking of the insurgents from the town after the confrontation on Friday morning.
Dikwa town, which was captured from the insurgents in February by Chadian troops, was not completely liberated until the attack on Friday.
Although the Air Force spokesman confirmed the recapture of the town, he was silent on the casualty figure on both sides.
The official media consultancy outfit of the military, PR Nigeria, stated that the Nigerian Air Force Alpha jets and surveillance aircraft were deployed in the offensive against the insurgents to pave way for the ground forces to move into the town.
It was stated that three ambush points with operational vehicles, mounted with anti-aircraft guns, belonging to the insurgents, were destroyed
Moreover, the military had commenced a cordon and search operation in Dikwa.
Above all, Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar, concluded a tour of the operational units of the service to ascertain the morale of troops and state of equipment in the operational areas.