Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Troops launch attack on boko haram insurgents in Yobe

Unconfirmed number of Boko Haram fighters have been killed in an airstrike by the Air Task Force of the Operation Lafiya Dole on the outskirts of Dapchi town in Yobe State.

Two of the gun trucks used by the terrorists were also destroyed.

The Operation according to a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, followed credible intelligence that the terrorists riding in five vehicles, had launched attack on the town.

The statement read, “the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on 18 May 2020, neutralized uncomfirmed number of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and destroyed 2 of their gun trucks on the outskirts of Dapchi Town in Yobe State.

“The air operation was conducted following reports that BHT/ISWAP terrorists, in about five vehicles, had launched an attack on the Town.

“A Helicopter Gunship was scrambled to engage the terrorists and scored direct hits on their vehicles, destroying 2 of them and killing the occupants.

“The Chief of the Air Staff commends the Air Task Force for their professionalism and directs them to remain resolute towards eradicating the the terrorists from the North East”.

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