Air force jets kill several ISWAP fighters, destroy hideouts along Lake Chad fringes

The Defence Headquarters Friday said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has killed several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters and destroyed their hideouts at Tudun Wulgo and Tumbun Gini on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.

Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche who disclosed said the feat was achieved through air strikes executed on Thursday, 15 October 2020, “as part of a new subsidiary Operation, tagged “WUTAR TABKI”.

Enenche said after series of aerial surveillance missions had indicated that the two locations, with structures and logistics items camouflaged under the dense vegetation, were being used as staging areas where some ISWAP leaders and their fighters meet to plan and launch attacks,   “the Air Task Force dispatched a force package of NAF fighter jets and helicopter gunships to engage the 2 locations.”

“The attack aircraft scored devastating hits in the target areas, destroying some structures and neutralising several of the terrorists,” he said. 

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