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Military Destroys ISWAP Hideout, Neutralise Fighters at Muktu

Airforce Destroys Terrorists Structures in Bakassi


By Gom Mirian, Abuja
The Armed Forces of Nigeria said it  has destroyed some structures belonging to elements of the Islamic State Of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Muktu in the Northern part of Borno State.

 
The Force said it also neutralized their occupants at the same area. 
Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, who made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday, in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Wednesday. 
According to him, the military achieved the feat on March 25, 2020, in air strike conducted as part of the ongoing subsidiary “Operation DECISIVE EDGE” after intelligence reports indicated that the ISWAP were using some compounds in two locations within the settlement to store their logistics as well as train their fighters in the said area. 
The statement added :”Accordingly, Operation LAFIYA DOLE dispatched its fighter jets to engage the identified compounds, scoring accurate hits leading to the destruction of the structures as well as the neutralization of their occupants.
 
” The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East, will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Nation” he stated.

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