NAF jets bomb terrorist weapons trucks while ground forces eliminate fleeing ISWAP Boko Haram fighters

NAF jets bomb terrorist weapons trucks while ground forces eliminate fleeing ISWAP Boko Haram fighters

In Gubio, Borno state, numerous Boko Haram ISWAP terrorists were eliminated while their gun wagons were destroyed in a well-coordinated joint operation by the air force and ground forces.

A military intelligence officer told PRNigeria that at least four trucks of the criminal elements were destroyed in air strikes by a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) alpha jet while ground forces pursued and eliminated fleeing terrorists.

The insurgents were killed on Monday after encountering the military jet that was supposed to provide close support to the ground forces in Gubio.

PRNigeria learned that Gubio’s ground forces initially faced the invading terrorists when the NAF jet was instructed on another mission to advance to the Gubio axis.

“When the NAF Alpha Jet spotted the Boko Haram ISWAP fighters fleeing to Damasak in four-gun trucks, it blew up their convoy and then immobilized the occupants.

“After the air strikes, some terrorists who tried to escape on foot were neutralized by ground forces.

“Aside from the wrecked arms trucks, the items recovered by the terrorists included refined weapons, ammunition, fragmentation jackets, canisters, bags of Indian hemp, pills for sexual enhancement and an exercise book with Arabic texts on bomb making,” he said.

Following reports of terrorist movements within Sambisa of Parisu through Njimiya axes, another rapidly disrupted military attack jet intercepted the Boko Haram ISWAP elements in one location and neutralized them in multiple air strikes.

When contacted regarding the development, NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, told PRNigeria that the mission was successful.

“While I cannot provide details on Monday’s operations, the Air Force successfully destroyed its gun vehicles while ground forces were seen pursuing the remains of the terrorists.”

The theater commander, General Christopher Musa, has commended the troops for the bravery in the joint air and ground operation and told them to remain determined to ensure the complete annihilation of ISWAP-Boko Haram in their hiding places and enclaves.

From PRNigeria