Airstrikes demobilise B’Haram gun trucks in Borno

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Airstrikes demobilise B’Haram gun trucks in Borno

Three gun trucks belonging to Boko Haram terrorists have been demobilised by airstrike conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole at Mainok in Borno State.

Several of the insurgents were also killed in the air operation.

According to a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, their interdiction followed intelligence report on the movement of the insurgents.

The statement reads in part: “The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has dealt another blow on Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) operating in the North East of the Country with the destruction of no fewer than 3 gun trucks and neutralization of several insurgents at Mainok in Borno State.

“The air operation was executed yesterday, 12 January 2021, sequel to intelligence reports indicating that the BHTs, in several gun trucks, were traversing the Jakana-Mainok axis of the State.

“Accordingly, the Air Task Force scrambled NAF helicopter gunships to engage the convoy of BHT gun trucks and logistics vehicles. The helicopters delivered accurate hits in the target area, resulting in the destruction of 3 of the BHT vehicles, some of which were seen engulfed in flames. Several of the terrorists were also eliminated in the process.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria will not relent until all enemies of the nation are neutralised and normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the country”.

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