Nigerian Air Force destroys Boko Haram transport trucks

Two trailers suspected to be carrying logistics support to members of the Boko Haram Terrorist sect have been intercepted and destroyed by the Nigerian Air Force Agusta helicopter on armed reconnaissance mission around the Nigeria-Cameroon border.
According to a statement by the Nigerian Air Force, the trailers were covered and parked at different locations in the bush around the border town of Belel.
The recent operation was commanded by the Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar from NAF reconnaissance aircraft, the King Air 350i.
The CAS coordinated the various NAF platforms involved in the operation to provide close air support to ground forces, led by the Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, as they advance from Dikwa to Gamboru Ngala. Meanwhile, NAF 260, a Mi-24V attack helicopter was hit during the operation in which one of the main rotor blades was hit and damaged and was successfully flown back to base to land and for repairs.

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