As part of military operations against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) under a subsidiary Operation WUTAR TABKI, Wednesday struck ISWAP training camp and their logistics storage facilities at Tumbun Barorowa on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno state.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, said the air interdiction mission was undertaken on 19 October 19th, 2020. He said it was sequel to credible Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports indicating that the settlement served as venue for the training of ISWAP fighters.
“Confirmatory aerial surveillance missions also led to the identification of some structures under dense vegetation within the settlement where the terrorists store their small arms and logistics supplies.
“Consequently, the Air Task Force dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships, whose barrage of bombs and rockets hit the target structures, some of which were seen engulfed in flames with thick black smoke.
“Several ISWAP fighters, who were observed firing at the attack aircraft, were also neutralised in the operation.”