Chris Steven, Abuja

THE Nigerian Air Force says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed an Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) training camp and neutralized several terrorists at Malkonory in Northern Borno State.

According to a statement by the NAF  Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola, the operation was executed on Sunday, February 10, 2019, after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft observed significant human activities with several structures, equipment and vehicles spotted camouflaged under the dense vegetation in the area used by the terrorists for training.

Accordingly, two Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft were dispatched to attack the location, dropping their bombs successfully within the camp leading to massive fires and resulting in the neutralizing of several terrorists. Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) by own and allied ISR later revealed that the terrorists suffered heavy casualties as a result of the air strikes.

The NAF, the statement said, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast.

 

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