Nigerian Armed Forces Neutralize ISWAP in Borno State

By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja

Several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) leaders and fighters have been neutralized and their dwellings destroyed as they gathered for meetings in a cluster of settlements West of Alinwa on the Lake Chad green fringes in the Northern part of Borno State.

In a statement, the Acting Director, Defence Media Operation, DHQ, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko said this was achieved during the ongoing subsidiary Operation DECISIVE EDGE, in another successful air interdiction mission.

Onyeuko noted that the air strike was executed on the heels of impeccable intelligence reports, indicating that some top ISWAP Commanders, as well as some of their fighters and designated suicide bombers, had assembled at the location for meetings, aimed at orchestrating coordinated attacks against a number of targets in Borno State and environs.

According to him, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, therefore, dispatched its fighter jets to the location, recording devastating hits on many of the structures housing the ISWAP leaders and fighters, destroying them and neutralizing their occupants.

The Nigerian Military will continue to sustain the offensive gainst the enemies of our Nation, as the Chief of Defence Staff, General AG Olonisakin, enjoins the Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE to maintain the momentum.

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