The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft under Operation Hakin Kai, while on armed reconnaissance mission took out a gun truck with about 8 terrorists at Baranga Village in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State, earlier today.
In a statement by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force.
He also stated that the mission was in furtherance of sustained onslaught against remnant of terrorists in the Northeast.
He stated that the opportunity strike, which presented itself unexpectedly, occurred when 2 armed terrorists on a motorcycle along an active track were trailed.
He further stated that after sighting the aircraft, the terrorists took cover under a thick vegetation.
” Upon engaging the vegetation cover, a gun truck with 8 terrorists suddenly appeared, speeding off to evade the attack. Subsequently, the gun truck and destroyed, thus eliminating the terrorists.
“Remnants of terrorists in the Northeast continue to seek the covers of thick forests and vegetation to evade being detected by the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies.” The Director said,
He added that “This strike is yet again a clear indication of the commitment of the AFN towards ensuring terrorists find it difficult to randomly roam about freely attacking law abiding Nigerians.”