The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Saturday bombarded Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters meeting point at Kolloram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State.
Confirming the report, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche
said the operation is an effort of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in sustaining its onslaught against terrorists’ elements in the North-east.
Enenche added that the operation was conducted based on credible intelligence reports indicating that some of the ISWAP leaders and fighters had converged in the settlement for a meeting. “Accordingly, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and surveillance aircraft were scrambled to attack the location. Overhead the target area, the terrorists were seen moving towards the edges of the settlement and were engaged, leading to neutralization of several of them,” he said.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations also disclosed that few survivors were taken out in subsequent passes as the jets strafed the area.
He said the Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North-east, “will intensify offensive operations against the enemies of the nation.”
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