NAF fighter jets bomb ‘ISWAP insurgents’ converging for meeting in Borno

NAF fighter jets bomb ‘ISWAP insurgents’ converging for meeting in Borno

Many fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been killed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Hadin Kai in a fresh airstrike in Borno.

The Cable reported that Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency publication focused on the Lake Chad region, said the insurgents were killed in an operation in the Andakar, Musari and Klabariya areas of Marte LGA of the state on Monday.

According to the publication, the attack was conducted by the troops on the back of intelligence that the insurgents — who fled NAF’s airstrikes in Jubularam, Kwalaram and Sabon Tumbu — were converging for a meeting in Marte.

Military sources reportedly said “The attack was preceded by a series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions which confirmed the heavy presence of terrorists spread across the settlements”.

“As the aircraft arrived overhead the target area in Andakar, several ISWAP were seen attempting to flee. The aircraft attacked the location, recording a successful direct hit on the target area, leading to the neutralisation of several terrorists as well as the destruction of their vehicles and logistic”.

TheCable had reported how six ISWAP fighters were gunned down on June 24, 2023, in an ambush near Bula Yobe and Darajamal road, Bama LGA of Borno.

The terrorists were said to be responsible for making and planting improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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