Nigerian Air Force destroys terrorists’ hideouts, kills fighters – Official


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has destroyed an Islamic State of
West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists’ hideout in the Northern part
of Borno.
The NAF said it also killed some of the ISWAP fighters at Arrinna Ciki
on the fringes of the Lake Chad in the same area.
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola,
made this known in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja.
He said the operation was conducted through the Air Task Force (ATF)
of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
“This was accomplished through air strikes conducted on Nov. 1 and 2
sequel to intelligence reports indicating that the terrorists were
using the settlement as a staging area to launch attacks against our
“The air strike on Nov. 1 was initiated when a Nigerian Air Force
(NAF) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, on
confirmatory reconnaissance mission, spotted some ISWAP vehicles under
some trees in the area.
“Accordingly, the ATF scrambled its fighter jets to attack the
location, recording successful strikes to immobilise the vehicles.
“Similarly, a follow-up attack was executed on Nov. 2 after
significant activity was observed in another part of the settlement.
“This occasioned the detailing of attack aircraft to engage the
identified areas resulting in the destruction of some terrorists’
structures as well as the neutralisation of some of their fighters,”
he said.
Daramola said the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would
sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the
terrorists in the North East.

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