Compounds Housing ISWAP Fighters Destroyed, Many Killed by Air Strikes
Troops of the Air Task Force (ATF) deployed for Operation Lafiya Dole, have eliminated scores of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters.
They also destroyed compounds housing the criminals at Tongule in the Lake Chad area of Northern Borno, Emergency Digest gathered.
The Defence Media Operations (DMO), on Friday, said the raid was in continuation of the ATF’s air offensive against terrorist elements in the North East.
Coordinator of DMO, Mr. John Enenche, disclosed that the air strikes were conducted on 12 August 2020 following credible Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports.
According to him, the reports indicated terrorists’ activities in the village.
“Accordingly, following confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, which showed presence of a sizable number of the ISWAP elements at designated locations in the settlement, the Air Task Force dispatched a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets to attack the location,” Enenche, who is a Major General said.
He added that the NAF Jets took turns in engaging the location, scoring devastating hits on the designated targets, leading to the destruction of the structures as well as the neutralization of several ISWAP fighters.
The DMO Coordinator, said: “The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commends the Air Task Force for their dedication and professionalism and urges them to intensify the air offensive against the terrorists and all other criminal elements in the country.”