By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Attempts by Boko Haram terrorists (BHTs)/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) element to breach Gubio Town in Northern part of Borno State has been repelled by Troops of Sector 3 and Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
Major General John Enenche
Coordinator Defence Media Operations
Defence Headquarters, in a statement said the terrorists suffered heavy casualties in the failed attack on 7 July 2020.
He said: “Several terrorists were neutralized and a gun truck destroyed by the combined efforts of the land and air forces who overpowered the BHTs with their superior firepower.
“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.”