Charles Nwoke, Maiduguri, Nigeria
January 14, 2021
No fewer than three gun trucks allegedly owned by Boko Haram terrorists have been destroyed by an airstrike conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole at Mainok in Borno State.
During the air operation, a great number of the insurgents were equally maimed.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Major General John Enenche, the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, said that their prescription followed an intelligence report on the movement of the dreaded terrorist.
The statement reads, “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, the 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 was 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 neutralized and normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the country.”