The Nigerian Air Force said the operation Lafiya Dole by the Air Task Force (ATF) engaging in a war against terrorism had destroyed lots of terrorist chambers in Borno state.
Ibikunle Daramola, the Nigeria Air Force director of public relation and information disclosed this in a statement.
He said the majority of the terrorist chambers destroyed were situated at Bakassi on the axis of Lake Chad.
According to the statement, Daramola said “The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed additional terrorists’ structures and killed some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Bakassi on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State in an air strike conducted yesterday, 6 July 2019.
The attack was executed as a follow-up to air raids conducted at the same location on 28 June 2019, after intelligence reports indicated the ISWAP elements, having suffered heavy casualties during the attack, had relocated surviving fighters and logistics supplies to another part of the settlement, as confirmed by Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
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“The ATF, therefore, dispatched 2 Alpha Jets to attack the location, with accurate hits on the identified structures, which were seen engulfed in flames. Several terrorists were also neutralized as a result of the strike.
The attached short video clip, now declassified, shows parts of the attack.
“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain the effort to degrade the terrorists in the Northeast completely”.