Nigerian Air Force fighter jets destroy ISWAP camp in Borno

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By Augustine Osayande PhD

The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has destroyed compounds housing scores of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Tongule in the Lake Chad area of Northern Borno.

Confirming the report on Friday, Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters Major General John Enenche said the troops also eliminated scores of ISWAP fighters in the operation.

He said the air strikes were conducted on 12 August 2020 following credible Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports indicating terrorists’ activities in the village.

Enenche said following confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, which showed presence of a sizable number of the ISWAP elements at designated locations in the settlement, the Air Task Force dispatched a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets to attack the location.

He added that the NAF Jets took turns in engaging the location scoring devastating hits on the designated targets leading to the destruction of the structures as well as the neutralization of several ISWAP fighters.

Coordinator Defence Media Operations said the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, commends the Air Task Force for their dedication and professionalism and urges them to intensify the air offensive against the terrorists and all other criminal elements in the country.

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