Nigeria: Military Airstrike Kills Scores of Terrorists in Borno - Official

13 January 2021

Mr Enenche said the air operation was executed as a sequel to intelligence reports.

The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole on Tuesday eliminated scores of Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed three of the terrorists' gun trucks in an air raid at Mainok in Borno, Defence Headquarters said.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Mr Enenche said the air operation was executed as a sequel to intelligence reports which indicated that the terrorists were traversing the Jakana-Mainok axis of the state in several gun trucks.

He said the Air Task Force scrambled the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter gunships to engage the convoy of the terrorists' gun trucks and logistics vehicles.

According to him, the helicopters delivered accurate hits in the target area, resulting in the destruction of three of the vehicles, some of which were seen engulfed in flames.

"Several of the terrorists were also eliminated in the process.

"The Armed Forces of Nigeria will not relent until all enemies of the nation are neutralised and normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the country," he said.

Borno, since the inception of Boko Haram insurgency in 2009, has remained the epicentre of the murderous activities of the Islamic extremist group.

(NAN)

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