Friday, May 14, 2021

Nigerian Air Force uncovers Boko Haram/ISWAP training facility in Borno


tiamin rice

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, training camp near Mallam Fatori on the fringes of Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno.

Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information confirmed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Mr Daramola, an air commodore, said the training facility was destroyed by the Air Task Force, ATF, of the Operation Lafiya Dole.

He explained that the operation was executed based on credible intelligence reports and confirmatory Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, ISR, missions.

READ  Ex-CAS Abubakar flies out of NAF, says ‘I thank God for exceptional privilege of serving since 2015’
READ  PHOTOS: Encomiums poured as late Flying Officer Arotile for burial in Abuja Thursday

READ ALSO: Air Chief tasks personnel on dedication to duty

Mr Daramola said the ISR identified a building on one of the Lake Chad islands that was being used by the terrorists as a facility to indoctrinate and train new fighters.

“The ATF, therefore, dispatched its aircraft to attack the location, which upon arrival over the target area observed significant activity of the terrorists.

“The attack aircraft scored devastating hits on the building completely destroying it and neutralizing the ISWAP occupants.

READ  PHOTOS: Encomiums poured as late Flying Officer Arotile for burial in Abuja Thursday

“The few other fighters seen fleeing the location were mopped-up by follow-on attacks,” he said.

The spokesman said the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its operations against the terrorists in the North East.

READ  BREAKING: Boko Haram releases video, claims responsibility for shooting down NAF jet


Related News


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
READ  UPDATED: 3 Nigerian soldiers killed, 171 others missing as ISWAP attack military base in Yobe

Latest News