NAF operation destroys terrorists’ hideout in Borno

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An operation conducted by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) through the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, killed some fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) also said that the Terrorists’ hideout in Arrinna Ciki on the fringes of the Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno was also destroyed.

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

“This was accomplished through air strikes conducted on Nov. 1 and 2 sequel to intelligence reports indicating that the terrorists were using the settlement as a staging area to launch attacks against our forces.

“The air strike on Nov. 1 was initiated when a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, on confirmatory reconnaissance mission, spotted some ISWAP vehicles under some trees in the area.

“Accordingly, the ATF scrambled its fighter jets to attack the location, recording successful strikes to immobilise the vehicles.

“Similarly, a follow-up attack was executed on Nov. 2 after significant activity was observed in another part of the settlement.

“This occasioned the detailing of attack aircraft to engage the identified areas resulting in the destruction of some terrorists’ structures as well as the neutralisation of some of their fighters,” he said.

Daramola said the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the North East.

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