- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) continues to deal a huge blow to terrorists in Borno
- The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed one of the meeting venue of Boko Haram in the state
- A video released by NAF showed that he terrorists suffered heavy casualties as a result of air strikes
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralized several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters as they assembled for a meeting at their hideout in Kolloram on the fringes of Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno state.
Legit.ng gathered that the operation was conducted on Sunday, February 24 following credible intelligence reports indicating that some of the ISWAP leaders and fighter had assembled for a meeting in a group of buildings at the centre of the settlement.
A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, which was deployed for confirmatory surveillance, observed the presence of the terrorists at the location and subsequently called for 2 Alpha Jet aircraft to attack the group of buildings, a statement sent to journalists by NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola revealed.
“Bombs from the first Alpha Jet hit the desired mean point of impact causing damage to the building and neutralizing some of the terrorists.
“Some of the surviving fighters, who formed the outer security cordon of the meeting venue, were seen engaging the NAF aircraft with Anti-Aircraft (AA) and small arms fire.
“The attack aircraft continued to engage the target area with bombs and rockets in several passes, mopping-up the terrorists who survived the initial strikes,” the NAF stated.
Watch the video of the operation below:
Recall that the ATF recently destroyed a Boko Haram logistics base in Sambisa forest, Borno state.
The operation was executed on Monday, January 28, after series of ISR missions revealed a resurgence of human and vehicular activities at the logistics base, which had hitherto been abandoned.
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