The Armed Forces of Nigeria on Wednesday said that the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE "dealt another blow" on Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in Mainok, Borno State, Northeast region of Nigeria, "with the destruction of no fewer than 3 gun trucks and neutralization of several insurgents."

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, said in a statement that the air operations was executed on Tuesday "sequel to intelligence reports indicating that the BHTs, in several gun trucks, were traversing the Jakana-Mainok axis of the State."

General Enenche said that with the confirmation of the targets, "the Air Task Force scrambled NAF helicopter gunships to engage the convoy of BHT gun trucks and logistics vehicles.

"The helicopters delivered accurate hits in the target area, resulting in the destruction of 3 of the BHT vehicles, some of which were seen engulfed in flames. Several of the terrorists were also eliminated in the process.

"The Armed Forces of Nigeria will not relent until all enemies of the nation are neutralised and normalcy is restored to all troubled zones of the country."