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NAF aircraft destroys boko haram terrorists in Borno State

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed 2 boko haram Terrorists’ (BHTs) gun trucks and killed some fighters at Borgozo in Borno State.

In a statement, the Director Public Relations and Information, NAF Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola revealed that this was achieved 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.

Daramola said the aircraft, upon arrival overhead the target area, tracked and engaged 3 of the BHT gun trucks that were involved in the attack.

He noted that 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.

Source: Voice of Nigeria