The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, has neutralised several terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in an airstrike at Tumbun Allura in Borno.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, said in a statement on Monday that the airstrike also destroyed the terrorists’ logistics hub on the fringes of Lake Chad in northern Borno.
He said that some of their structures, including a suspected fuel storage facility, were also destroyed in the attack.
Enenche said that the air raid was executed on Sunday, following the reception of credible intelligence reports as well as aerial surveillance missions, which led to the identification of the location.
According to him, a command post as well as a suspected fuel dump, with large number of jerry cans and barrels concealed in makeshift structures within the settlement were discovered and destroyed.
“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack aircraft, dispatched by the Air Task Force to engage the location, scored accurate hits in the target area resulting in the destruction of the terrorists’ fuel dump, which was seen engulfed in flames.
“Several ISWAP elements were also neutralised as a result of the airstrike,” he said.