By Augustine Ehikioya
Acting proactively with precision, an aircraft of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has killed eight terrorists and destroyed their gun truck in Borno State on Wednesday 20th September, 2023.
The terrorists at Baranga Village in Marte Local Government Area of the State, were took out by the aircraft while speeding off to evade the attack.
This was contained in a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore, Edward Gabkwet, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It reads “In furtherance of sustained onslaught against remnant of terrorists in the Northeast, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft under Operation Hakin Kai, while on armed reconnaissance mission took out a gun truck with about 8 terrorists at Baranga Village in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State, earlier today, 20 September, 2013.
“The opportunity strike, which presented itself unexpectedly, occurred when 2 armed terrorists on a motorcycle along an active track were trailed.
“After sighting the aircraft, the terrorists took cover under a thick vegetation. Upon engaging the vegetation cover, a gun truck with 8 terrorists suddenly appeared, speeding off to evade the attack.
“Subsequently, the gun truck was engaged and destroyed, thus eliminating the terrorists,” it stated.
Remnants of terrorists in the Northeast, the statement noted, have continued to seek the covers of thick forests and vegetation to evade being detected by the Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies.
It went on “This strike is yet again a clear indication of the commitment of the AFN towards ensuring terrorists find it difficult to randomly roam about freely attacking law abiding Nigerians.”