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Military Task Force Kill B’Haram Fighters in Jakana

An Air Task Force (ATF) of the Nigerian military in aggressive onslaughts has destroyed some Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs’) vehicles in Borno State.

The ATF, which belongs to Operation Lafiya Dole, on Wednesday, also eliminated several B’Haram fighters, along the Jakana axis.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), John Enenche, said this was part of the intensive air operations to rid the North East of terrorist elements.

Enenche, a Major General, said in a statement that, “This was achieved through air strikes 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.”

According to him, the Armed Forces of Nigeria will not relent until all enemies of the nation are neutralised and normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the country.


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