The Defence headquarters stated on Wednesday that troops of Sector 3 and Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements who attempted to breach Gubio Town in the Northern part of Borno State on Tuesday, 7 July 2020.
As a result of the ground fire fight and air power support, several terrorists were neutralized and a gun truck destroyed by the combined efforts of troops who overpowered the BHTs with their superior firepower.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche noted that, “During the encounter, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and fighter jets were scrambled to the location.
“The ISR aircraft spotted the terrorists in their gun trucks and vectored the jets to engage them, neutralizing one of the gun trucks and its occupants.
“The ISR aircraft continued to provide situational awareness as the ground troops engaged the terrorists on the ground, inflicting further casualties on the terrorists.
“The Military High Command commends Operation Lafiya Dole, urging them to intensify their offensives against the terrorists and all other enemies of our Country in the North East while working in concert with other security agencies and stakeholders.”
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