The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has completely destroyed an ammunition-laden gun truck owned by Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the Northern part of Borno Sate.
The statement issued by the Nigerian Air Force spokesman, Colonel Ibikunle Daramola, says the attacks were carried out on Tuesday 10th of September, 2019.
Colonel Daramola said that the feat was achieved when a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft on armed reconnaissance mission along the Gudumbali-Zari-Garunda axis spotted two ISWAP gun trucks emerging from Jumaacheri settlement heading towards Garunda.
“The aircraft tracked the two gun trucks as they attempted to evade detection by driving into foliage.
“The gun truck was later seen engulfed in flames as a result of multiple mini-explosions of the on-board ammunition.
Colonel Daramola stated that other gun truck was also tracked and immobilized after its occupants had abandoned it under another tree in the area.