The Defence Headquarters has said the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed hideouts and three gun trucks belonging to Boko Haram terrorists in its latest raid on the insurgents.
John Eneche, a Major General and Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, said this in a statement.
He said the attack which was on Mainok, Borno State, also neutralised many insurgents.
Gen Eneche explained that the air operation was executed on Tuesday following intelligence reports indicating that the bandits in several gun trucks, were traversing the Jakana-Mainok axis of the state.
He stated that “accordingly, the Air Task Force scrambled NAF helicopter gunships to engage the convoy of BHT gun trucks and logistics vehicles.”
According to him, “the helicopters delivered accurate hits in the target area, resulting in the destruction of the BHT vehicles, some of which were seen engulfed in flames. Several of the terrorists were also eliminated in the process”
He assured that the Armed Forces of Nigeria would not relent until all enemies of the nation were neutralised and normalcy was restored to all troubled zones of the country.