The Nigerian Air Force has repelled members of the Boko Haram sect from operating around Borgozo axis in Borno State. The terrorist group suffered major casualties on Thursday as a result of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed by NAF.
NAF killed scores of terrorists and destroyed two gun trucks belonging to the insurgents.
This was disclosed by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement. He said,
The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a statement, disclosed that “the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed two Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs) gun trucks and killed some fighters at Borgozo in Borno State.
“This was achieved on when Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Jets and a helicopter gunship were scrambled to provide close air support to ground troops as they repelled a BHT attack on the location”.
It added that “the aircraft, upon arrival overhead the target area, tracked and engaged 3 of the BHT gun trucks that were involved in the attack. The BHTs moved the vehicles under some trees, while some of the fighters alighted the vehicles and attempted to escape into the surrounding bushes. The attack aircraft engaged them, scoring accurate hits on 2 vehicles, which were seen engulfed in flames, and neutralizing some of the fleeing terrorists.
“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast”.