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Military airstrikes destroy B’Haram gun trucks, kill scores

No fewer than two gun trucks belonging to the Boko Haram terrorists were destroyed as the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole bombard the insurgents along the Wamdeo-Chul axis in the Southern part of Borno State.

Scores of the terrorists were also killed in the attack.

Coordinator Defence Media Operations Major General John Enenche, in statement, revealed that, “the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed no fewer than two Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs’) gun trucks and eliminated some of their fighters along the Wamdeo-Chul axis in the Southern part of Borno State.”

According to the statement, “this was achieved on January 5, 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.”

It added that, “upon sighting the NAF helicopter gunships, the terrorists, mounted on gun trucks 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.”

Source: thenationonlineng.net