The Operation Lafiya Dole Air Task Force has removed more terrorist caches from the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) Province, killing dozens in Borno, says Defense Headquarters.
The Coordinator, Defense Media Operations, Major General. John Enenche revealed this in a statement Saturday in Abuja.
Enenche said the airstrikes were carried out on Friday in Ngwuri Gana, along the Gulumba Gana-Kumshe axis and Tumbuma Baba on the periphery of Lake Chad, both in the northern part of Borno.
He said the airstrikes were carried out under a new subsidiary operation, dubbed “Wutar Tabki II.”
According to him, a series of aerial surveillance missions had indicated that the two locations were being used as staging areas where ISWAP leaders and their fighters meet to plan and launch attacks.
He said the strikes were coordinated using an enhanced force pack of fighter jets and helicopter gunships from the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
According to him, the air strikes resulted in the destruction of some of the terrorists’ structures, as well as the neutralization of several ISWAP fighters.