ISWAP Leaders Feared Killed As NAF Jets Bomb Terrorists’ Meeting In Borno [Full List]
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have reportedly killed and injured scores of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters.
It was gathered that the terrorists, a break out faction of Boko Haram, were killed on Friday by sustained bombardments of the military jets.
According to reports, the ISWAP members where holding a meeting with their new leader, Sani Shuwaram, at Sabon Tumbun and Jibularam, in Marte Local Government Area in Borno State.
Intelligence sources, who are part of the counter-insurgency operation of the military, revealed that the coordinated aerial and ground operation was executed on Friday, by the Nigerian Army and Air Force jets.
The operation, according to the sources, was targeting the newly-appointed Wali of ISWAP, Sani Shuwaram, at a meeting with other Senior Commanders.
“The strikes were executed after an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance study, by the Air Task Force,” an intelligent source told PRNigeria.
“Several jihadists were killed, including high-ranking insurgents’ commanders, foot soldiers and Hisbah police of the ISWAP faction
“A ground assessment confirmed that some of the ISWAP top Commanders that were at the scene at the time of the strikes include; Muhammed Bako, Special Militant Forces Commander (Rijal Ann); Muhammad Malumma, a Chief Judge of Marte; Goni Mustapha, the Chief Imam; Muhammed Ba’ana, Commander of Kirta; Muhammed Ali, Amir of Kwalaram; Ibn Umar, Chief Prosecutor; Bakura Gana, Commander of Jubularam; and Malam Musa, Amir of Jubularam.”
However, it could not be confirmed if the new ISWAP leader Shuwaram was affected by the air strikes.