Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole have inflicted further casualties on Boko Haram Terrorists with successful bombings in Borno State.
Several Boko Haram fighters were killed in the airstrike while weapons and ammunition including gun trucks were recovered from the insurgents.
According to information made available to Naija News on Wednesday 13th January by the Coordinator,
Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, the operation was carried out on Tuesday 12th January at Mainok in Borno State.
The statement titled “OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE: AIR TASK FORCE DESTROYS BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS’ GUN-TRUCKS, NEUTRALIZES SEVERAL INSURGENTS AT MAINOK IN BORNO STATE” reads: “The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has dealt another blow on Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) operating in the North East of the Country with the destruction of no fewer than 3 gun trucks and neutralization of several insurgents at Mainok in Borno State.”
“The air operation was executed yesterday, 12 January 2021, sequel to intelligence reports indicating that the BHTs, in several gun trucks, were traversing the Jakana-Mainok axis of the State.”
“Accordingly, the Air Task Force scrambled NAF helicopter gunships to engage the convoy of BHT gun trucks and logistics vehicles. The helicopters delivered accurate hits in the target area, resulting in the destruction of 3 of the BHT vehicles, some of which were seen engulfed in flames. Several of the terrorists were also eliminated in the process.”
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria will not relent until all enemies of the nation are neutralised and normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the country.”
OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE: Air Task Force Destroys Boko Haram Terrorists’ Gun-Trucks, Neutralizes Several Insurgents at Mainok in Borno State pic.twitter.com/hPsYVgSdgx
— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) January 13, 2021
Meanwhile, troops of the military task force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) in Plateau State have denied complicity in the death of two youths in Riyom Local Government Area of the state.
Some sources had blamed last Sunday’s killing of two youths, Jerry Bitrus, 28, and Joseph Davou, 32 on the military task force, but the claim has been refuted by the leadership of the troop.
A statement by the OPSH Media Officer, Major Ibrahim Shittu explained that the military was only brought in to restore calm after gunmen stormed the area.
He alleged that it was some mischievous persons trying to pin the death on troops of Operation Safe Haven.
Source: Naija News