Nigerian Air Force battles IS fighters in BornoMarch 12, 2019
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ vehicle and some logistics infrastructure at Tumbun Sale and Tumbun Allura on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.
A statement released by the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, says the operation was conducted on the heels of intelligence reports indicating the presence of ISWAP fighters along with some vehicles and logistics support items that were well camouflaged under the dense vegetation within the settlements.
Accordingly, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet, supported by an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, was dispatched to attack the terrorists’ hideouts in successive strikes resulting in damage to several structures as well as the destruction of one of the terrorists’ vehicles, which was seen engulfed in flames.
The Nigerian Airforce in its statement, promised to sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast.