- The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on 18 May 2020, neutralized unconfirmed number of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and destroyed 2 of their gun trucks on the outskirts of Dapchi Town in Yobe State. The air operation was conducted following reports that BHT/ISWAP terrorists, in about 5 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.
Defence Media Operations
19 May 2020