JUST IN; ISWAP Commander, others killed, 6 gun trucks destroyed as NAF attack terrorists camp

Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), logistic Commander, Modu Sullum is one out of the several other members of the terrorist group feared killed in an attack on the insurgent group by the aircraft of the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) on Sunday.

The bombardment, CRIMECHANNELS learnt were carried out on Sunday, in Lamboa, Kaga Local Government area of Borno State.

It was learnt that the strikes were carried out by a mix of Nigeria aircraft including 4 Alpha-Jets, a L-39 and one MI-35 Helicopters.

One of the deceased ISWAP members, Sulum, it was gathered was responsible for the destruction of some power transmission towers at Malanari along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway and attacks on travellers in Auno and Jakana axis.

According to PR Nigeria, NAF sent its aircrafts to engage the insurgents, who already were in a convoy of 8 gun trucks and were preparing to invade Lamboa as well as carry out an attack in Mainok axis in the State, however, the terrorists were swiftly engaged by ground and air troops, who foiled their missions after the NAF reconnaissance platform had earlier hovered over the location before the airstrikes.

According to reports, over a dozen ISWAP-Boko Haram fighters were killed by the bombardments of the military fighter aircraft.

Meanwhile, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Airforce Spokesman confirmed the successful operation in a statement.

He said, “Yes, it was a very successful operation. Of the 8 terrorists gun trucks sighted by our surveillance team, the aircraft successfully took out six of the trucks including an unconfirmed number of terrorists that were eliminated.”

“Currently the ground troops of the Nigerian Army and our air elements are mopping up the area and assessing the situation.”

“As we have said before, there is no hiding place for these terrorists especially with the renewed vigour, synergy and joint being exhibited by all members of the Armed forces in the North-East theatre of Operation, “he said.

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