Aircraft of Nigerian Air Force destroys Boko Haram artillery Gun

Martha Obi, Abuja


A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) has successfully destroyed an artillery gun belonging to the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the viccinity of Sambisa Forest.

The Director Public Relations and Information, NAF Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adessnya said “NAF Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform had sighted the artillery gun while on a routine surveillance around the outskirt of the Sambisa general area.”

Consequently, the surveillance ISR aircraft requested for an immediate air strike and a NAF RPA was deployed to interdict the target.

Air Vice Marshal noted that overhead the target location, the RPA acquired and attacked the target, completely destroying the artillery gun and setting it ablaze.

“NAF aircraft continue to survey the Sambisa Forest and environs as part of the ongoing coordinated air and land operations aimed at ridding the nation of the remnants of the insurgents,” he said.

Lateefah Ibrahim