The Nigerian military has eliminated several Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed their gun trucks during an operation in Ajiri, Borno State.
According to information made available to Naija News on Monday 21st December by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, the operation happened on the night of 19 December 2020.
Enenche explained that the Boko Haram fighters had attempted to attack Ajiri located in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno but the attempt was prevented by the military troops attached to OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE.
The statement added that fighter jets were used to bomb the location of the terrorists resulting in the death of several of them and the destruction of their trucks.
The statement reads: “The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has dealt yet another blow on insurgents operating in the North East of the country, with the elimination of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and destruction of their gun trucks at Ajiri in Borno State.”
“This was achieved on the night of 19 December 2020 sequel to reports that the terrorists, in about 7 gun trucks, had attempted to breach Ajiri, a settlement in Mafa Local Government Area of the State.”
“Accordingly, the Air Task Force dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter gunships to engage the BHTs.”
“The NAF gunships delivered accurate hits, destroying 2 of the gun trucks and neutralizing several terrorists.”