Nigerian Air Force bombs Boko Haram convoy in Gudumbali, Borno State

Nigerian Air Force bombs Boko Haram convoy in Gudumbali, Borno State

Nigerian?Air Force bombs Boko Haram convoy in Gudumbali, Borno State

The Nigerian Air Force says the Air Activity Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has tracked and destroyed some Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) automobiles as they have been trying to launch recent assaults on floor troops areas at Gudumbali and Damasak in Borno.  

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Info, mentioned the operation was carried out early morning of Saturday.  He defined that the mission was initiated following intelligence reviews indicating {that a} convoy of BHT automobiles had been sighted inside the Damasak – Gudumbali Axis.

”Accordingly, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform was dispatched to seek for and find the convoy of automobiles. The ISR plane noticed automobiles at a location 24 Km SW of Gudumbali heading in a Northwards course. Consequently, a helicopter gunship was scrambled to assault the convoy. 

The helicopter arrived the situation and was vectored to the place of the automobiles, which, on the time, have been about halfway between Nigerian Military (NA) areas at Metele and Arege. Following communications with floor troops, the BHT automobiles have been positively recognized, remoted and attacked by the helicopter gunship in successive strikes.

Daramola mentioned that in the method, 4 of the automobiles have been immobilized and their occupants neutralised.  

”The ISR plane continued to trace the remaining 5 automobiles, which initially dispersed however later regrouped and continued their retreat to Tumbun Rego. They have been subsequently attacked at their harbour location by the freshly rearmed helicopter gunship; with three direct hits recorded on the automobiles,” he mentioned.  

He mentioned {that a} follow-up assault on the newly found insurgents’ logistics base in Tumbun Rego was carried out by 2 Alpha Jet plane later in the morning of Saturday. ”The makeshift buildings and different amenities in the bottom have been accordingly destroyed in the air strike.”  

The NAF spokesman mentioned that the NAF, working in live performance with floor forces, would maintain the momentum of operations with a view to destroying vestiges of the insurgents in the Lake Chad inexperienced fringes and different areas in Northern Borno.

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