The Air Task Force of the Operation Lafiya Dole under the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), has bombarded the hideout of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno state, killing several fighters of the terrorist group.
Naija News reports that the NAF jets bombarded the hideout of the ISWAP on Monday, a statement by the Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said.
Air Commodore Daramola said the operation was in continuation of the onslaught against terrorists in the Northeast.
The statement added: “In continuation of the sustained onslaught against terrorist elements in the Northeast of the Country, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has neutralized several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Bukar Meram on the fringes of Lake Chad in the northern part of Borno State.
“The operation was executed on 21 October 2019, based on credible intelligence reports that indicated a resumption of the use of the location to provide logistics support to the terrorists, using fishing activities as a cover. Accordingly, the ATF dispatched its attack aircraft to engage designated areas within the settlement.
“Before the strikes, over 35 terrorists were observed within the area of interest. The attack aircraft subsequently engaged the location in successive passes recording accurate hits on the target area, leading to the neutralisation of several ISWAP fighters as well as the destruction of some of the structures.
“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast,” the statement added.