NAF Jets Destroy Terrorists’ Guntrucks in Garunda
1. The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has dealt another blow on the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements by completely destroying an ammunition-laden gun truck and immobilising another one belonging to the group at Garunda in the Northern part of Borno Sate. This was achieved yesterday, 10 September 2019, 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.
2. The attack aircraft tracked the 2 gun trucks as they attempted to evade detection by driving into folliage. The aircraft engaged one of the gun trucks, which was camouflaged under a tree, in successive passes scoring accurate hits leading to the neutralization of some of the ISWAP occupants. The gun truck was later seen engulfed in flames as a result of multiple mini-explosions of the on-board ammunition. The other gun truck was also tracked and immobilized after its occupants had abandoned it under another tree in the area.
3. The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its operations against the terrorists in the Northeast.
4. You are please requested to disseminate this information through your medium for the awareness of the general public. It would also be highly appreciated if the attached short video clip, which is now declassified, is shown to the general public for them to witness part of the attack. Thank you for your usual support and cooperation.
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force