The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has eliminated several terrorists, while destroying their logistics facilities in air raids on Arina Woje, Warshale and Valangide in Borno.
The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Enenche said that the air strikes were executed on Sept. 26, following receipt of credible intelligence and confirmatory intelligence, as well as Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions indicating resurgence of terrorists’ activities at the locations.
He said that Arina Woje in Marte Local Government Area of Borno was confirmed to be the place where the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements were hibernating.
The spokesman said that the identified targets were attacked by Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships, resulting in the destruction of some structures and the neutralisation of several terrorists.
Enenche disclosed that terrorist elements responsible for the recent attacks in the Dikwa area were tracked to Warshale and taken out as the NAF attack aircraft took turns in engaging the settlement.
He said that the air strike on Valangide in the Sambisa Forest area, on the other hand, was undertaken at night by helicopter gunships, which neutralised several terrorists as they strafed the location.