The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Wednesday has said that the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has killed some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) leaders and destroyed their meeting venue at Jubillaram in the Northern part of Borno state.
A statement by NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said the operation was executed on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
He said the operation was sequel to intelligence reports indicating that some top ISWAP leaders had assembled for a meeting at a compound within the settlement, “which they also used to store some of their logistics supplies.”
” Accordingly, the ATF dispatched a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform as well as fighter jets to attack the location,” he said.
“Overhead the target area, several terrorists were observed around some buildings in the middle of the settlement. These fighters were neutralised in successive strikes by the attack aircraft as they attempted flee the location.”
“The air strikes also led to the destruction of some terrorists’ structures, including one of their logistics stores, which was seen engulfed in flames.”
Daramola said the NAF was operating in collaboration with ground forces, and would also sustain its efforts to “completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast.”