The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has shattered two ammunition–laden gun trucks in Northern Borno, Borno State belonging to the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information confirmed this in a statement made on Wednesday in Abuja. Daramola stated that the ammunition trucks were ruined by the Air Task Force (ATF) of the Operation Lafiya Dole.
He said: “The attack aircraft tracked the two gun trucks as they attempted to evade detection by driving into foliage.
“The aircraft engaged one of the gun trucks which is camouflaged under a tree, in successive passes scoring accurate hits leading to the neutralisation of some of the ISWAP occupants.
“The gun truck was later seen engulfed in flames as a result of multiple mini-explosions of the on-board ammunition. “The other gun truck was also tracked and immobilised after its occupants had abandoned it under another tree in the area,’’ he said.