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NAF claims it has destroyed ISWAP training camp, ammunition store

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), on Thursday, said it had destroyed a camp where terrorist Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), train and store arms and ammunition, as well as other logistics in Borno State.

Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, who stated this in a statement, gave the location of the base and training camp as Kusuma on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno.

According to him, the air task-force of Operation Lafiya Dole carried out the operation on Wednesday. He added that several of the terrorists were killed while fleeing the location of the incident.

“The airstrike was executed after credible intelligence reports had established that a section of the settlement was serving as a training camp for the terrorists.

“While some buildings within the camp were being used to store their fuel, arms and ammunition as well as other logistics supplies.

“The pre-attack surveillance showed scores of fighters attempting to flee the location upon hearing the sound of the attack aircraft.

“They were engaged by the attack aircraft in successive passes, neutralising many of them.

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“The terrorists’ logistics supply store, which was also hit, was seen engulfed in flames due to the raid”, he said.

Daramola assured that NAF, operating in concert with surface forces would intensify its efforts to ensure the remnants of the terrorists in Nigeria’s North-East were completely destroyed.

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