The Nigerian Air Force fighter jets have attacked a number of Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) locations in Northern Borno, killing several insurgents. On 16 November 2016, an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft reported a gathering of BHTs under a tree at Kadari.
An Alpha Jet on armed reconnaissance was called in to strafe the location thus killing a number of the insurgents and causing survivors to flee in different directions.
On 18 November 2016, NAF fighter jets again carried out a series of coordinated air strikes against BHT locations at Ngoshe. The strike, carried out by a 3-ship formation of Alpha Jets against 5 carefully selected BHT targets, was part of OPERATION RESCUE FINALE by the Nigerian Army.
A similar air strike was conducted on another BHT location near Kangarwa on 19 November 2016. Based on ISR aircraft request, an Alpha Jet was scrambled for air interdiction at a location close to Kangarwa. The NAF, same day, provided ISR cover for own ground forces advancing from Ngoshe to Pulka.