A vehicle and some logistics infrastructure, at Tumbun Sale and Tumbun Allura on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State, belonging to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist group have been destroyed by the Nigerian Air Force.
NAF in a statement on Monday said its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole carried out the operation on 8 March 2019 following intelligence reports.
The reports indicated the presence of ISWAP fighters with some vehicles and logistics support items camouflaged under the dense vegetation within the settlements.
Air Force spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said “A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet, supported by an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, was dispatched to attack the terrorists’ hideouts in successive strikes resulting in damage to several structures as well as the destruction of one of the terrorists’ vehicles, which was seen engulfed in flames.”
He added that “the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast.”
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