Just In: Nigerian military bombards ISWAP leaders’ meeting venue, wastes several fighters on fringes of Lake Chad


By Augustine Osayande

The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Saturday bombarded Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters’ meeting point at Kolloram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State.

Confirming the report, Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche, said the operation was an effort by the Armed Forces of Nigeria in sustaining its onslaught against terrorist elements in the North East.

Enenche added that the operation was conducted based on credible intelligence reports indicating that some of the ISWAP leaders and fighters had converged on the settlement for a meeting.

“Accordingly, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and surveillance aircraft were scrambled to attack the location. Overhead the target area, the terrorists were seen moving towards the edges of the settlement and were engaged, leading to neutralization of several of them,” he said.

The Coordinator Defence Media Operations also disclosed that few survivors were taken out in subsequent passes as the jets strafed the area.

He said the Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East, would intensify offensive operations against the enemies of the nation.

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