The Nigerian Military has released a video of how its air troops destroyed the training grounds and structures belonging to elements of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Borno State.
The air strikes were conducted at Muktu in the Northern part of Borno State, North-East Nigeria.
This development is contained in a statement issued by the Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko saying;
“The mission was executed by the Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole yesterday, 25th March 2020, as part of the ongoing subsidiary “Operation Decisive Edege” after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) flights indicated that the ISWAP elements were using some compounds in two (2) locations within the settlement to store their logistics as well as train their fighters.”
“Accordingly, Operation LAFIYA DOLE dispatched its fighter jets to engage the identified compounds, scoring accurate hits leading to the destruction of the structures as well as the neutralization of their occupants.
The latest development comes two days after the military confirmed the attack of its troops by Boko Haram terrorists leading to the death of forty-seven soldiers in the ambush in Borno State.
The Defence headquarters further explained that its Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, as well as the fighter jets engaged the insurgents, killing some of the terrorists and immobilizing a gun truck belonging to them.
The Directorate of Defence information noted that “The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East, will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Nation.”