The Armed Forces of Nigeria on Sunday said Nigerian Air Force (NAF) airstrikes has killed “dozens” of Boko Haram/Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) terrorists and destroyed their hideouts at Ngwuri Gana along the Gulumba Gana-Kumshe axis and at Jumacheri near Damasak in the Northern part of Borno State.
Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, said in a statement that the operation was carried out successfully as the terrorists were amassing in the two locations preparatory to launching attacks against Nigerian troops and civilian in the Northeast area of operation.
According to the statement, “in continuation of the sustained offensive against terrorist elements in the North East of the Country, under subsidiary Operation WUTAR TABKI, the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed terrorists’ hideouts and neutralized several fighters at Ngwuri Gana along the Gulumba Gana-Kumshe axis as well as at Jumacheri near Damasak in the Northern part of Borno State.
“This was achieved through separate air interdiction missions carried out on 21 and 22 October 2020 on the heels of Human Intelligence reports as well as series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions indicating that several terrorists had assembled at the 2 locations in preparation to launch attacks against nearby troops’ positions.
“The hits by Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships dispatched by the Air Task Force to attack the 2 target areas resulted in the destruction of some structures as well as the neutralization of dozens of terrorists.”