NAF destroys B’Haram gun truck, kills eight terrorists
The air component of Operation Hadin Kai, on Wednesday, destroyed a gun truck and killed eight terrorists during a surveillance operation in the Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to a statement on Wednesday by the Air Force spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, the gun truck was speeding off to evade attack from the personnel but was eventually struck by air strikes which led to the death of the terrorists onboard.
“In furtherance of the sustained onslaught against the remnant of terrorists in the North-East, the Nigerian Air Force aircraft under Operation Hakin Kai, while on armed reconnaissance mission, took out a gun truck with about eight terrorists at Baranga village in the Marte Local Government Area of Borno State, earlier today, September 20, 2023.
“The opportunity strike, which presented itself unexpectedly, occurred when two armed terrorists on a motorcycle along an active track were trailed. After sighting the aircraft, the terrorists took cover under a thick vegetation. Upon engaging the vegetation cover, a gun truck with eight terrorists suddenly appeared, speeding off to evade the attack. Subsequently, the gun truck was engaged and destroyed, thus eliminating the terrorists.
“Remnants of terrorists in the North-East continue to seek the covers of thick forests and vegetation to evade being detected by the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies.”