A training camp belonging to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), near Mallam Fatori on the edge of Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno, has been destroyed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
This was confirmed early this morning in Abuja by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information.
According to him, the vandalization of the training camp was done by the Air Task Force (ATF) of the Operation Lafiya Dole.
He explained that the operation wouldn’t have been successful if not for the credible intelligence reports and confirmatory Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
The ISR had on the Lake Chad island, noticed a facility used by the terrorists to orientate and equip new fighters.
“The ATF, therefore, dispatched its aircraft to attack the location, which upon arrival over the target area observed the significant activity of the terrorists.
“The attack aircraft scored devastating hits on the building completely destroying it and neutralizing the ISWAP occupants.
“The few other fighters seen fleeing the location were mopped-up by follow-on attacks,” he said.
Daramola further disclosed that the NAF, operating with surface forces, would continue combating terrorists in the North East.