Air Task Force of OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE kills BHT/ISWAP fighters, destroys terrorists’ gun trucks in Yobe

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By Augustine Osayande

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has killed unconfirmed number of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and Islamic State in West Africa and destroyed 2 of their gun trucks on the outskirts of Dapchi Town in Yobe State.

Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters Major General John Enenche said the air operation was conducted following reports that Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) and Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) terrorists, in about 5 vehicles, had launched an attack on the Town.

He added that Helicopter Gunship was scrambled to engage the terrorists and scored direct hits on their vehicles, destroying 2 of them and killing the occupants.

Enenche said the Chief of the Air Staff commends the Air Task Force for their professionalism and directs them to remain resolute towards eradicating the terrorists from the North East.

 

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