The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has, in its ongoing air interdiction campaign, dubbed “Operation RATTLE SNAKE 3”, Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province’s (ISWAP) training camp at Kirta Wulgo on the fringes of the Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno State.
According to the Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the ISWAP training camp was destroyed in air strikes conducted Sunday, 16th February 2020,
Daramola added that it was based on credible intelligence reports as well as a series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, which established that some structures within the settlement were being used by the terrorists to house and train their fighters.
“Accordingly, the ATF dispatched an enhanced- force- package -of -attack aircraft to engage the identified locations within the settlement. The fighter jets took turns in attacking the target area in successive passes taking out the training facilities.”
He said the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its air campaign to shape the battlespace in the Northeast for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.