Air Force unleashes remote-controlled fighter jet on Boko Haram gunmen

Posted by News Express | 29 January 2018 | 1,252 times

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•NAF Fighter Jets on counter-insurgency operation

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), on Saturday, January 27, 2018, successfully destroyed an artillery gun and some gun trucks belonging to the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the Sambisa Forest.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, announced this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

He said: “A NAF Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform and the RPA had observed the terrorists withdrawing with the artillery gun and gun trucks after an unsuccessful operation.

“The NAF crews on both the ISR and the armed RPA trailed the withdrawing insurgents to their final destination in Parisu. Thereafter, the RPA acquired the artillery gun position and attacked the piece, causing a huge explosion and destroying the equipment. The explosion also killed insurgents operating the equipment and those around it while a few others were sighted fleeing from the site of the explosion.

The successful air strikes are part of the ongoing coordinated air and land operations aimed at ridding the Sambisa Forest of the remnants of the insurgents.”


Source: News Express

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