Despite missing Jet, NAF airstrikes eliminate ISWAP leaders, dozens of fighters

well-coordinated airstrikes and artillery fires, the Nigerian military eliminated top leaders the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and scores their fighters Borno State.

The brutal and precision-guided airstrikes were conducted by the undeterred Air Task Force coming a week after the missing NAF’s Alpha jet.

PRNigeria gathered that the airstrikes targeted at three major ISWAP hideouts at Kusuma, Sigir Ngala and Arijallamari Abadam Local Government Areas, neutralized the two terrorist leaders Amir Abu-Rabi and Mohamer Likita and dozens their bodyguards and fighters.

While Abu-Rabi coordinated tax collection on behalf the ISWAP Lake Chad, Likita is among commanders coordinating attacks on military formations.

The air raids were coordinated by the Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole conjunction with the Artillery Fire Units Sectors 3, Multi-National Joint Task Force(MNJTF).

A military intelligence officer told PRNigeria that Kusuma is a coordinating base the ISWAP leaders while Sigir and Arijallamari were camps for terrorists.

The source said: “The attacked locations, especially Kusuma and Sigir were notorious havens used by ISWAP for coordinating and fighters on preemptive attacks on military positions and civilian areas.

“Some of the recent attacks at Damasak, Malam Fatori, Munguno, Dikwa and Marte axis were coordinated from the areas.

“The airstrikes and artillery bombardments on the ISWAP camps pushed the surviving and wounded terrorists to Jibularam and Sabon Tumbu riverbank areas.”

Meanwhile, Nigerian Troops with the support of Civilian JTF ambushed terrorists at the Gubio-Magumeri axis.

The troops set a trap at Kareram Village when they got intelligence of motorcycle-riding terrorists advancing from Malam Yaumari Village for an attack.

While some of the terrorists were killed others escaped with serious injuries.

recovered from the terrorists included sophisticated weapons and motorcycles among others

By PRNigeria