The Air Task Force (ATF) has intercepted and wrecked a gun-truck belonging to the Islamic State of West Africa Province and also arrested truck belonging to the group along Garunda in Borno Sate
The report that was released by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore, Ibikunle Daramola, says the accomplishment was attained on Tuesday, when a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft on armed reconnaissance mission along the Gudumbali-Zari-Garunda axis spotted 2 ISWAP gun trucks emerging from Jumaacheri settlement heading towards Garunda.
He expounded that the gun vehicles were tracked using the attack aircraft as the 2 vehicles tried evading the tracking signal of the attack aircraft by driving through the vegetation.
He further said, “The aircraft engaged one of the gun trucks, which was camouflaged under a tree, in successive passes scoring accurate hits leading to the truck being engulfed in flames.”
Air Commodore Daramola added that the Nigeria Air Force will continue to sustain its operations against the terrorists in the Northeast.