In Borno, Troops Comb Communities, Kill B’Haram Fighters
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has eliminated several terrorists and destroyed their logistics facilities, at Arina Woje, Warshale and Valangide communities, in air strikes executed on Saturday.
This followed credible Human Intelligence reports, as well as confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, indicating a resurgence of terrorists’ activities at the three locations in Borno State.
The Defence Media Operations (DMO), in a press statement issued by its Coordinator, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, said at Arina Woje in Marte Local Government Area (LGA), where Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements were confirmed to be hibernating, the identified targets were attacked by Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships.
This, according to the statement, resulted in the destruction of some structures and the neutralization of several terrorists.
DMO, in the release, added that, in the same vein, terrorist elements responsible for recent attacks in the Dikwa general area were tracked to Warshale and taken out as the NAF attack aircraft took turns in engaging the settlement.
It said: “The air strike on Valangide in the Sambisa Forest area on the other hand was undertaken at night by helicopter gunships, which mopped-up the terrorists as they strafed the location.”