Several fighters of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been killed by the Air Task Force Operation of Lafiya Doyle in Borno State.
Major General John Enenche who is the Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, revealed this information in a communique on Monday.
Suspected fuel storage facility at Tumbun Allura and a terrorists’ logistics hub on the fringes of Lake Chad in the northern part of the state were some of the ISWAP properties the Air Task Force destroyed.
Major General Enenche went on to clarify that the operation was carried out on Sunday after valid human intelligence reports, as well as aerial surveillance missions came in.
According to him, the intelligence report enabled the Air Task Force Operatives to identify the command post and the presence of a large number of hidden jerry cans and barrels signaled a fuel dump was also on the premises.
“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack aircraft, dispatched by the Air Task Force to engage the location, scored accurate hits in the target area, resulting in the destruction of the terrorists’ fuel dump, which was seen engulfed in flames.
“Several ISWAP elements were also neutralised as a result of the air strike,” the statement said.
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