Efforts by the Nigerian Air Force to combat the insecurity situation in the country intensified on Friday, as men of the force destroyed the abodes of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in Borno.
The ISWAP fighters were bombed where they assembled inside buildings at Tumbun Hamma on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.
In a statement on Saturday, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirmed the development.
According to the statement, the bombings were carried out by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole on Friday after the terrorists earlier escaped the air strikes conducted by the Nigerien and Chadian forces around the Malkanori-Tumbun Rego area of northern Borno.
It added that the attack on ISWAP was launched following the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions which identified a heavy presence of the terrorists in several buildings in the area.
Daramola said, “The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has inflicted heavy casualties on ISWAP elements in devastating air strikes conducted at Tumbun Hamma on the fringes of Lake Chad.
“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces will sustain its operations to completely degrade the terrorists in the North-East’ the statement noted.
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