Boko Haram terrorists in the early hours of Thursday attacked a naval chopper conveying medical aid supplies to Gwoza in Borno state.
According to a statement by the Air Force spokesman, Group Captain, Ayodele Famuyiwa, only one occupant of the chopper sustained an injury as the terrorists fired at the chopper.
“Nevertheless, the pilot was able to fly the helicopter safely to and from its destination to enable the outreach programme continue uninterrupted.
“Following the attack, the NAF immediately scrambled a fighter aircraft and helicopter gunship to the location between Bama and Gwoza to neutralise the threat.
“Intelligent report by ground troops confirmed scores of BHTs were killed, signifying that the air attack on the threat location was successful.
“Recall that the NAF has been conducting medical outreach in the North East as part of its humanitarian support to Internally Displaced Persons.
“The latest of this effort was in Gwoza. This follows a similar effort undertaken recently for IDPs in Lagos area”