Military jets deployed by means of the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole killed some leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province and Boko Haram combatants throughout a assembly at Kolloram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State.
The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, stated on Sunday that the operation used to be carried out after receiving human intelligence that the terrorist leaders have been gathered in the region to launch attacks on close by communities.
The Defence Media Operations in a release stated the air strikes have been performed on Saturday and would proceed till the ISWAP and Boko Haram strongholds had been destroyed in the Lake Chad basin.
The DMO Coordinator, Maj Gen John Enenche, said, “The armed forces of Nigeria are sustaining their onslaught in opposition to terrorist factors in the North-East. In this regard, the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole on Saturday completed air strikes which neutralised a number of ISWAP and Boko Haram combatants at Kolloram.
“The operation used to be performed primarily based on credible brain reviews indicating that some of the ISWAP leaders and combatants had converged on the agreement for a meeting. Accordingly, the Nigerian Air Force fighter jets and surveillance plane had been scrambled to attack the location. Overhead the goal area, the terrorists had been considered shifting toward the edges of the agreement and had been engaged, main to neutralisation of numerous of them.”