Armed Forces neutralizes several ISWAP fighters at meeting venue in Borno state
- Nigerian Air Force has recorded success in its war against terrorism as several fighters of ISWAP were neutralized
- The troops of the Air Task Force from Operation LAFIYA DOLE carried out airstrikes on Saturday, April 25
- The ISWAP leaders and fighters were killed when they assembled to have meetings at Kolloram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno state
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) declared that it neutralized some leaders and fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Kolloram in Borno state.
Legit.ng gathered that this information was disclosed in a series of tweets by the official Twitter handle of the Armed Forces of Nigeria @DefenceInfoNG on Sunday, April 26.
According to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), ISWAP leaders and fighters were killed as they assembled for meetings in operations conducted on Saturday, April 25.
The insurgents were neutralized in airstrikes carried out by the air task force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole.
NAF disclosed that the airstrike was accomplished following credible intelligence reports and a few survivors from the attack were taken out.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian military killed several bandits in an airstrike at Maguga in Rafi local government area of Niger state.
The defence headquarters in a statement disclosed that the operation was executed on April 19, 2020, sequel to reports that some armed bandits, clad in black attire, had been sighted along with a large herd of rustled cattle in the area.
The statement disclosed that an attack aircraft was dispatched scrambled to the location.
In other news, the military authorities have said that with the grand offensive mounted by the Armed Forces of Nigeria against Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP), the terror leader, Abubakar Shekau, may soon surrender.
Legit.ng gathered that the military authorities also confirmed the killing of key Boko Haram commanders during airstrikes on Durbarda, Borno state.
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) also said it had produced 18,000 hand sanitizers and ventilator machines, “Dicovent” in support of the government’s effort to contain COVID-19 pandemic.
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