The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has killed several fighters of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and destroyed their hideouts at Mina along the Gulumba Gana-Kumshe Axis in the Northern part of Borno State.
The mission, according to NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola was executed on 4 March 2020 as part of the ongoing Operation DECISIVE EDGE.
He said the air strike was undertaken after a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft spotted the terrorist assembling in the vicinity of some compounds within the settlement.
” Fighter jets scrambled by the ATF to engage the location scored accurate hits in the target area leading to the destruction of some terrorists’ structures as well as the neutralization of some of their fighters,” he said.
Daramola said the Nigerian Air Force would continue to work in conjunction with ground forces to conduct it air interdiction missions against the “enemies of our Nation, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the Northeast.