Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralized several Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists after their attempted attack on Gubio town in Borno State on Tuesday was foiled by the troops.
As gathered, the onslaught against the terrorists was carried out by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, said that the operation was a combined effort of the land and air forces who overpowered the terrorists with their superior firepower.
Through a statement released to newsmen on Wednesday, Enenche disclosed that a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft and fighter jets were scrambled to the location to engage the terrorists.
According to him, the ISR aircraft spotted the terrorists in their gun trucks and vectored the jets to engage them, neutralizing one of the gun trucks and its occupants.
“The ISR aircraft continued to provide situational awareness as the ground troops engaged the terrorists on the ground, inflicting further casualties on the terrorists.
“Several terrorists were neutralized and one gun truck belonging to the criminals was destroyed during the encounter.
“The Military High Command commends the troops, urging them to intensify their offensives against the terrorists and all other enemies of our Country in the North East while working in concert with other security agencies and stakeholders,” the statement.