Military air raid kills ISWAP fighters, destroys structures in Borno



By Chimezie Godfrey

Military air raid has killed several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters and destroyed some of their structures and facilities in Borno State.

Major General, John Enenche the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters Abuja disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

He said,”The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has neutralized several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters and destroyed some of their structures, including a suspected fuel storage facility, at Tumbun Allura, a terrorists’ logistics hub on the fringes of Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno State.

“That the air raid was executed yesterday, 8 November 2020, on the heels of credible Human Intelligence reports as well as aerial surveillance missions which led to the identification of a command post as well as a suspected fuel dump, with large number of jerry cans and barrels concealed in make shift structures within the settlement”.

Enenche further revealed that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack aircraft, dispatched by the Air Task Force to engage the location, scored accurate hits in the target area resulting in the destruction of the terrorists’ fuel dump, which was seen engulfed in flames. Several ISWAP elements were also neutralized as a result of the air strike.