- The Nigerian Air Force releases footage of air strike against Boko Haram insurgents
- The NAF spokesperson, Adesanya, states that the strike resulted in the destruction of the vehicles in the targeted location
- The chief of army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, says the army’s bids to tackle security challenges in the country is affected by lack of funds
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed a Boko Haram gun truck in the Sambisa area with the aid of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).
The director of public relations and information of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, made the disclosure in a statement obtained by NAIJ.com on Thursday, February 1.
The spokesperson who attached a video footage of the operation to the statement, said the operation was carried out on January, 30, 2018, after a routine armed reconnaissance of the area.
He said: “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), on 30 January 2018, successfully destroyed another Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) gun truck in the SAMBISA general area.
“The NAF RPA sighted the gun truck around ALAFA while on a routine armed reconnaissance of the area, following the dislodgement of the insurgents from Camp ZAIRO.
“The RPA picked up the trail of the gun truck until it arrived at ALAFA, where it was subsequently attacked.
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“The air strike by the NAF RPA resulted in the immediate destruction of the vehicles in the targeted location, killing all the BHTs inside it, as no survivors were seen scampering from the location after impact.”
Watch the video of the strike below:
Meanwhile, the Nigeria army’s efforts to deal decisively with the security challenges posed by the Boko Haram terrorist in the northeast is being limited by lack of funds, the chief of army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has said.
The army chief made the statement on Thursday, February 1, when he appeared before the Senate committee on army to defend the 2018 budget of the Nigeria army.
He told the lawmakers that the army bids to tackle other security challenges in the country were also affected adversely by lack of funds, The Nation reports.
Nigerian Air Force operations against Boko Haram on NAIJ.com: