NAF foils Boko Haram ambush, kills 15 terrorists

NAF foils Boko Haram ambush, kills 15 terrorists

- The ongoing war by the Nigerian military against insurgents in the North East is making progress

- The air component of Operation Lafiya Dole is key to the military's progress

- The Nigerian Air Force once again proved its importance in the fight against the insurgents

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has foiled a plan by Boko Haram terrorists to ambush surface forces harboured at Doron Naira, north of Borno state.

NAF foils Boko Haram ambush, kills 15 terrorists

Batlle ready NAF fighter jets on display

Yesterday, June 19, a NAF King Air A350i Beechcraft aircraft on Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission sighted a group of insurgents in 7 Hilux vehicles hiding under trees at a location along the axis of advance of ground forces towards Kangarawa, north of Borno state.

Following this discovery, an Alpha Jet was scrambled to attack the insurgents location. The attack was successful as 15 members of Boko Haram were killed and their vehicles destroyed.

The casualty figure was also confirmed by ground forces who then consolidated on the gains of the air raid to pursue and inflict further casualty on the fleeing wounded members of the terrorist group.

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Troops also confirmed 2 gun trucks were among vehicles destroyed by the Alpha Jet as 2 x AK-47 rifles, 2 x RPGs and cache of assorted munitions were recovered.

NAF has been relentless in its effort to shape the battle-space and provide favourable environment for ground forces to operate in the fight against insurgency.

Meanwhile, NAF has reacted to recent media reports that there are plans to dismiss senior officers facing corruption trials or seen to be highly political.

In a statement sent to journalists and obtained by NAIJ.com, NAF says the report is unfounded and did not emanate from them.

Source: Naija.ng

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