The Nigerian Air Force ( NAF), has said that its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed the training camp of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), near Mallam Fatori in Borno State.
This was made known in a statement by the Director, NAF Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola.
Daramola said the operation was executed on Tuesday based on credible intelligence reports and confirmatory Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
Daramola said the ISR identified a building on one of the Lake Chad islands that were 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.
“The few other fighters seen fleeing the location were mopped-up by follow-on attacks,” he stated in the statement.
“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces will sustain its operations against the terrorists in the Northeast,” the NAF spokesperson added.
Naija News recalls that the Spokesman of the NAF had said the Airwing of the Nigerian military also destroyed about six gun trucks in the attack against terrorists promoting insurgency in Nigeria.