A major logistics base and training camp at Kusuma, Lake Chad in Borno, belonging to the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has been destroyed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
Revealing this in a statement on Thursday, Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, said the operation was executed by the air task-force of Operation Lafiya Dole on Wednesday.
According to him, “The airstrike was executed after credible intelligence reports had established that a section of the settlement was serving as a training camp for the terrorists.
“While some buildings within the camp were being used to store their fuel, arms and ammunition as well as other logistics supplies.
“The pre-attack surveillance showed scores of fighters attempting to flee the location upon hearing the sound of the attack aircraft.
“They were engaged by the attack aircraft in successive passes, neutralising many of them.
“The terrorists’ logistics supply store, which was also hit, was seen engulfed in flames due to the raid.”
Daramola said NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of Boko Haram and ISWAP in the north-east.