Posted by News Express | 2 September 2020 | 1,040 times
By MOLLY KILETE, Abuja
The Defence Headquarters has announced that the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has bombarded another hideout run by members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and killed scores of their fighters at Kaza along the Gulumba Gana – Kumshe axis of Borno State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, who made this known on Wednesday, said the air strike was carried out following intelligence reports indicating a resurgence of terrorists’ activities in the settlement.
Enenche said in a statement: ‘In continuation of the sustained offensive against criminal elements in the North East of the Country, the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has eliminated some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and destroyed compounds housing them at Kaza along the Gulumba Gana – Kumshe axis of Borno State. The air strike was executed on 1 September 2020 following credible Human Intelligence reports as well as confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions indicating a resurgence of terrorists’ activities in the settlement. “The identified locations within the settlement were therefore attacked by fighter jets and helicopter gunships dispatched by the Air Task Force, resulting in the destruction of the structures and the neutralization of some of the ISWAP fighters.’ (Daily Sun)
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