Air Strikes Kill 19 Insurgents in North-east

Air Strikes Kill 19 Insurgents in North-east

Kingsley Nwezeh

Nigerian Air Force Alpha jets conducted air strikes that killed 19 Insurgents and destroyed gun trucks and heavy duty vehicles conveying ammunition to Parisu near Sambisa Forest.

THISDAY gathered that fighter jets struck the gun trucks with rocket fire that killed insurgents destroying other logistics vehicles of the terrorists.

The air interdiction was conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Hadin Kai.

A military source in the North-east said the attack was part of the ongoing onslaught aimed at containing insurgency.

“It has been a successful week for Nigerian military troops under Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) as they continue their onslaught of BH/ISWAP terrorists operating in Borno State.

“Today, the air component of OPHK recorded yet another successful strike undertaken using Nigerian Air Force Alpha jets after it took three gun trucks and a heavy duty truck (Yellow bucket) suspected to be conveying ammunition and other logistics supply between Parisu and Sambisa”, the source said.

“The vehicles were engaged with rockets leading to their total destruction along with about 19 insurgents.

“About four surviving terrorists were observed frantically trying to put out the fire from the bucket truck confirming that it was carrying important logistics supply”, the source said.

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