NAF kills eight terrorists, destroys gun truck

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Nigerian Air Force (NAF) bombardment of terrorists’ enclave has led to the elimination of eight bandits in Borno State.

Disclosing this, yesterday, NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, noted that in furtherance of sustained onslaught against remnant of terrorists in the North East, Air Force War Jet under Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), while on armed reconnaissance mission, hit a gun truck with about eight terrorists at Baranga Village in Marte Local Council.

It was learnt that the spontaneous strike, which presented itself unexpectedly, occurred when two armed terrorists on a motorcycle, along an active track, were trailed.

“Sighting the aircraft, the terrorists reportedly took cover under thick vegetation. Upon engaging the vegetation cover, a gun truck with eight terrorists suddenly appeared, speeding off to evade the attack. Subsequently, the gun truck was engaged and destroyed, thus eliminating the terrorists.

“Remnants of terrorists in the North East continue to seek the covers of thick forests and vegetation to evade detection by the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) and other security agencies. This strike is yet, again, a clear indication of the commitment of AFN towards ensuring terrorists find it difficult to randomly roam about freely attacking law-abiding Nigerians,” he said.

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