The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has neutralised some members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Tumbun ‘Alpha’ in Northern Borno.
Naija News reports that the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole, neutralised the ISWAP in an operation on Friday.
The Tumbun Alpha was deployed for the operation. to about 4km West of Tumbun Allura, on the fringes of Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno.
The spokesman of the NAF, Ibikunle Daramola explained that the air strikes were conducted on the heels of credible intelligence reports that some ISWAP leaders and members had assembled for a meeting under a group of trees near a prominent makeshift structure within the settlement.
In his statement, the spokesman said; “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) platform dispatched for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) confirmed the presence of several ISWAP fighters within the vicinity of the target.
“Accordingly, the ATF scrambled a NAF Alpha Jet to attack the location.
“The bombs from the aircraft recorded hits on the target area resulting in significant damage to surrounding structures with a large fire observed and several of the terrorists neutralised,” he said.
The spokesman said the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its operations against the terrorists in the North East.