- Some leaders of the dreaded ISWAP have met their untimely death in the hand of Nigerian troops
- A major logistics hub of the ISWAP, Bukar Meram, has been razed by the gallant troops
- Major General John Enenche, the coordinator defence media operations, said the air interdiction missions were executed on August 17
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The military airstrikes conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has razed Bukar Meram, a major logistics hub of the Islamic State of West African States (ISWAP) linking other Island settlements of the Lake Chad.
Legit.ng gathered that some unidentified key leaders of the terror group were reportedly killed in the attack.
It was learnt that the facility located on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno, which also houses several of the ISWAP fighters and some of their key leaders, came under heavy bombardment after Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
A statement by the coordinator defence media operations, Major General John Enenche, read: “In continuation of airstrikes being conducted under subsidiary Operation HAIL STORM, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has successfully neutralized some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) commanders and knocked out logistics facilities at Bukar Meram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State, while also neutralizing several terrorists at Dole, a settlement in the Southern part of Borno state.
“The attack at Dole was carried out after Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions showed a build-up of activities in the area after the relocation of some terrorists from nearby settlements of Kokiwa and Yale. Overhead the area the ISR aircraft spotted no fewer than 20 terrorists in the area, which were taken out by the NAF attack aircraft.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the operation against insurgency in the northeast recorded another vital victory as troops of the Operation Lafia Dole killed scores of ISWAP terrorists.
It was reported that Major Enenche made this known on Friday, August 14. He said the operation which was carried out on Thursday, August 13, also saw the houses and strongholds of the ISWAP terrorists at Tongule in the Lake Chad area of northern Borno destroyed.
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