*Neutralizes terrorists’ gun truck
Nigerian Air Force wing of Operation LAFIYA DOLE Air Task Force (ATF) has successfully knocked out some logistics facilities and other structures belonging to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Bukar Meram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State.
Confirming the report, Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the aircraft dispatched by the ATF to provide close air support for ground troops at Gubio in the Northwestern part of Borno State also destroyed one gun truck and eliminated some ISWAP fighters at the location.
Daramola, said the attack at Bukar Meram was executed on 9 March 2020 on the heels of Intelligence reports indicating that the terrorists had resumed using the settlement to store their logistics supplies.
He said the ATF dispatched its fighter jets to attack the location, with their munitions hitting and destroying the identified structures. “On 11 March 2020, fighter jets and a helicopter gunship scrambled by the ATF to provide close air support to ground troops at Gubio to neutralized an ISWAP gun truck and some of their fighters as they attempted to beat a retreat after they were roundly defeated by a combination of air and ground fire” Daramola, said
He said the Nigerian Air Force operating in concert with surface forces will continue to carry out air interdiction missions against the enemies of the Nation in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the Northeast