According to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) some vehicles alleged to be own by Boko Haram insurgency has been discovered at Lake Chad region. The military agency had revealed that the fleet of vehicles have been destroyed. The destroyed vehicles were identified to be used by the insurgency to carry out their terrorism operation.
The NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, AVM Olatokunbo Adesanya, during a press release in Abuja on Tuesday had said that the operation was carried out on April 13 by the Air Task Force as part of the of Operation Lafiya Dole.
His statement in quote: “Earlier on, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft had discovered Boko Haram activities, with some vehicles mounted with guns moving within the location.”
“Accordingly, the ATF detailed NAF Mi-35M Helicopter gunships to conduct Air Interdiction strikes to take out the targets.”
“Overhead the location, the attack platform acquired, interdicted and neutralised the targets with rockets and cannons.”
“The subsequent Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) revealed that at the end of the attack, a Boko Haram gun truck, with its entire occupants, was completely destroyed and engulfed in fire,” he said.
The Director also said that another terrorists’ vehicle was damaged and immobilized as a result of the attack, while several insurgents were killed in the process.
“The NAF continues to provide adequate air support through the ATF of Operation Lafiya Dole by conducting a range of air operations to create the necessary environment for ground operations to continue apace”