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Nigerian Air Force’s Super Tucano jets destroy ISWAP armoury, training bases in Lake Chad

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The recently acquired Super Tucano aircraft of the Nigerian Military has destroyed the armoury and training bases of ISWAP terrorists in the Lake Chad Basin region.

It was gathered that some terrorists at the location were also killed during multiple bombardments carried out by the Air Task Force of Operation Hadin Kai at Kayowa, Tumbum Jaki and Tumbun Akawu areas of the region.

PRNigeria learnt that an Intelligence-led aerial and ground coordinated operation on Tuesday identified the ‘acclaimed’ ISWAP Headquarters, housing hundreds of the sect’s commander, fighters and their armoury.

A military source told PRNigeria that said the strikes were executed after a surveillance and reconnaissance mission, had indicated a gathering of terrorists working with tools in the Lake Chad communities.

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“The locations had earlier been reported by intelligence sources as places where IED factory are located as welding activities concealed under dense vegetation were suspected.

“During the strike, explosions were observed confirming that there were bomb-making materials at the location.

“An early damage assessment confirmed the elimination of several high-ranking insurgents’ commanders and their foot soldiers, in the operation,” the source added.

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