By: Joy Odor/Abuja
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed additional terrorists’ structures and killed some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Bakassi on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State air strike.
In a press statememt by the Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force Nigerian Air Force Air Commodore IBIKUNLE Daramole, the attack was executed as a follow-up to air raids conducted at the same location on 28 June 2019, after intelligence reports indicated the ISWAP elements,
According to the statememt, having suffered heavy casualties during the attack, had relocated surviving fighters and logistics supplies to another part of the settlement, as confirmed by Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
It said the ATF therefore dispatched 2 Alpha Jets to attack the location, with accurate hits on the identified structures, which were seen engulfed in flames.
The statement noted that several terrorists were also neutralized as a result of the strike.
It opined thatNAF operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain the effort to completely degrade the terrorists in the Northeast.