Borno: NAF’s airstrike kills scores of terrorists, destroys Boko Haram gun truck
By Lawrence Audu
In the course of Operation Hakin Kai, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft destroyed a gun truck in Baranga Village, Marte Local Government Area, Borno State, killing a large number of terrorists.
According to a statement from Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, director of public relations and information, the opportunity strike came while two armed terrorists riding a motorbike along a busy track were being pursued.
“After sighting the aircraft, the terrorists took cover under a thick vegetation. Upon engaging the vegetation cover, a gun truck with 8 terrorists suddenly appeared, speeding off to evade the attack.
“Subsequently, the gun truck was engaged and destroyed, thus eliminating the terrorists.
“Remnants of terrorists in the Northeast continue to seek the covers of thick forests and vegetation to evade being detected by the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies.
“This strike is yet again a clear indication of the commitment of the AFN towards ensuring terrorists find it difficult to randomly roam about freely attacking law-abiding Nigerians.” He added.