The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has commended the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE for successfully demobilizing Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) gun trucks at Bula Korege, a terrorists’ logistics distribution.
Several of the terrorists were also killed in the attack at the BHT meeting point, on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
Major General John Enenche
Coordinator Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters, in a press release said the Defence Headquarters equally urge them to intensify the air offensive against the terrorists and all other criminal elements in the country.
Enenche said the feat was achieved via air strikes executed on 17 June 2020 as part of missions being conducted under the subsidiary Operation LONG REACH after a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft spotted a large number of BHT fighters and a gun truck within the settlement.
“Consequently, the Air Task Force scrambled its fighter jets to 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. The gun truck, while retreating from the location due to the strong firepower from the air, began engaging the attack aircraft with its anti-aircraft gun. However, the jets, after conducting evasive maneuvres, tracked the vehicle and subsequently immobilized it a few kilometres outside the village. The occupants of the truck, who attempted to flee, were mopped-up in follow-on attacks by the fighter jets.
“The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commends the ATF for their dedication and professionalism. The Defence Headquarters equally urge them to intensify the air offensive against the terrorists and all other criminal elements in the country.”