By Gom Mirian, Abuja
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Monday destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) hideout and neutralized some of their fighters at Mina along the Gulumba Gana-Kumshe Axis in the Northern part of Borno State.
The mission, which was executed on 4 March 2020 as part of the ongoing Operation DECISIVE EDGE, was undertaken after a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft spotted the terrorists assembling in the vicinity of some compounds within the settlement.
In a statement issued to newsmen in Abuja, the NAF Spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola stated that the fighter jets scrambled by the ATF to engage the location scored accurate hits in the target area leading to the destruction of some terrorists’ structures as well as the neutralization of some of their fighters.
“The NAF, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the Northeast and operating in concert with surface forces, will continue to carry out air interdiction missions against the enemies of our Nation”. the statement read