The Defence Headquarters says, its Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed no fewer than two Boko Haram Terrorists’ gun trucks as well as eliminated some of their fighters along the Wamdeo-Chul axis in the Southern part of Borno State.
Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), stated this in a statement made available to SpyeTV on Wednesday.
According to him, the operation was achieved on 5 January 2021, as the Air Task Force scrambled Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter gunships to provide close air support as troops repelled the terrorists, who attempted to breach the 2 locations.
“Upon sighting the NAF helicopter gunships, the terrorists, mounted on guntrucks and motorcycles, attempted to beat a hasty retreat whilst firing at the attack aircraft.
“However, they were hit by the helicopters’ barrage of rocket and cannon fire, which resulted in the immobilization of 2 of the gun trucks, one of which was seen engulfed in flames.
“Several of the terrorists were also neutralized in the attack, while a few others were mopped-up as the helicopters continued to strafe the fleeing insurgents.”