The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on 18 May 2020 neutralized unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed two of their gun trucks on the outskirts of Dapchi Town in Yobe State.
OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE AIR TASK FORCE NEUTRALIZES BHT/ISWAP FIGHTERS DESTROYS TERRORISTS’ GUN TRUCKS AT DAPCHI TOWN IN YOBE STATE
Close air support by attack Helicopter for TPS at Dapchi. pic.twitter.com/w3oCm08umC
— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) May 19, 2020
The air operation was conducted following reports that Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists, in about five vehicles, had launched an attack on the town.
A Helicopter Gunship was scrambled to engage the terrorists and scored direct hits on their vehicles, destroying 2 of them and killing the occupants.
The Chief of the Air Staff commends the Air Task Force for their professionalism and directs them to remain resolute towards eradicating the the terrorists from the North East.