The troops of the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Operation Lafiya Dole killed several Boko Haram Terrorists and immobilized one of their gun trucks at Bula Korege, a terrorists' logistics distribution centre, on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State. 

John Enenche, the Major General Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, June 20.

Enenche said the operation was achieved via air strikes executed on 17 June 2020 as part of missions conducted under the subsidiary Operation LONG REACH after a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft spotted a large number of Boko Haram Terrorists fighters and a gun truck within the settlement. 

"Consequently, the Air Task Force scrambled its fighter jets attack the location. 

Upon arrival overhead the settlement, the NAF jets engaged the target area, taking out some structures and neutralizing some of the terrorists," Enenche disclosed. 

Speaking further, the Major General said, the Boko Haram criminals attacked the fighter jet with their gun truck. However, the military using superior maneuvering skills, immobilized the terrorists' gun truck outside the village.

However, the jets, after conducting evasive maneuvers, tracked the vehicle and immobilized it outside the village.

The occupants of the truck, who attempted to escape, were killed by the fighter jets. 

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commended the ATF for their dedication and professionalism. 

The Defence Headquarters urged them to intensify the air offensive against the terrorists and all other criminal elements in the country.


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