BORNO, Nigeria – The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram terrorists in their hideouts along the Jakana axis in Borno State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
Enenche reported that the operation was executed on 13 January 2021, following intelligence reports.
The statement read: “In continuation of the intensive air operations to rid the North East of the country of terrorist elements, the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed some Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs’) vehicles and eliminated several of their fighters along the Jakana axis of Borno State.
“This was achieved through airstrikes executed on 13 January 2021 after intelligence reports revealed that the BHTs were conducting another logistics movement through the Jakana-Mainok axis of the state.
“A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft dispatched to the area subsequently spotted the BHTs’ vehicles at a location South of Jakana.
“Accordingly, the Air Task Force scrambled NAF helicopter gunships to engage the convoy in successive waves of attack, delivering accurate hits in the target area, which resulted in the destruction of 2 BHT vehicles. Several of the terrorists were also eliminated while one of the logistics vehicles was seen overturned.”