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NAF neutralises insurgents, gun truck in Sambisa Forest

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The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has, again, eliminated Boko Haram terrorists in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno State.

The feat was recorded near Bula Bello on Wednesday, when a Nigerian Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance aircraft whilst returning from another mission spotted a gun truck under a tree along with scores of insurgents converged around the tree on the outskirts of the settlement, ostensibly preparing for an attack against nearby troops’ positions.

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Some of the sect members were also seen pushing another vehicle to a location under another tree in the area.

Accordingly, the ATF scrambled its attack aircraft to engage the location, neutralizing some of the terrorists.

“Follow-on attacks were also carried out to take out some locations within Bula Bello where the insurgents were tracked to.

“The jets took turns attacking the target area killing more of the insurgents and destroying some of their structures,” the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, explained in a statement on Saturday.

Daramola gave the assurance that NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the North East.

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