ATF of OPLD eliminate ISWAP fighters,destroys their 2 locations in Borno state.

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By Victor Akaa, Abuja

The Military High Command says, the Air Task Force of Operation Làfiya Dole has neutralized several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements and destroyed their hideouts at Tudun Wulgo and Tumbun Gini on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations ,Defence Headquarters Abuja,Maj. Gen. John Enenche disclosed this in a statement relayed to Enugu Reporters Friday.

Gen. Enenche noted that the feat was achieved through air strikes executed yesterday, 15 October 2020, as part of a new subsidiary Operation, tagged “WUTAR TABKI”, after series of aerial surveillance missions had indicated that the 2 locations, with structures and logistics items camouflaged under the dense vegetation, were being used as staging areas where some ISWAP leaders and their fighters meet to plan and launch attacks.

“Accordingly, the Air Task Force dispatched a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to engage the 2 locations.

“The attack aircraft scored devastating hits in the target areas, destroying some structures and neutralizing several of the terrorists.”

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