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NAF Jet blasts Boko Haram fighters; kills 15, destroys vehicles

By News Express on 20/06/2016

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has inflicted a heavy blow on Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) after foiling an ambush of OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE surface forces harboured at Doron Naira, north of Borno State.

A NAF statement said that the feat was achieved yesterday (June 19) when “a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) King Air A350i Beechcraft aircraft on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission sighted a group of BHTs in 7 Hilux vehicles hiding under trees at a location along the axis of advance of own ground forces towards Kangarawa, north of Borno State. Following this discovery, an Alpha Jet was scrambled to attack the BHT location.”

According to the statement, “The attack was successful as 15 members of the BHTs were killed and the whole vehicles knocked out. The casualty figure was confirmed by ground forces who subsequently consolidated on the gains of the air effort to pursue and inflict further casualty on the fleeing wounded members of the terrorist group. Troops also confirmed 2 gun trucks were among vehicles destroyed by the Alpha Jet as 2 x AK-47 rifles, 2 x RPGs and cache of assorted munitions were recovered.”

NAF said that “the latest victory against the BHTs brings to fore the important role of airpower in counterinsurgency operation.”

It added: “In furtherance of this role, the NAF has been relentless in its effort to shape the battle space and provide favourable environment for own surface forces to operate. The recent deployment of additional platforms to increase the tempo of air operations at the commencement of OPERATION GAMA AIKI is aimed at fostering this objective. The foiled plan to ambush own surface forces by BHTs shows that the air efforts by the NAF has started to yield the desired results.”

•Photo shows a NAF fighter jet on duty against Boko Haram terrorists.

Source News Express

Posted 20/06/2016 2:34:11 PM

 

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