By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja
The Armed Forces of Nigeria has destroyed some structures belonging to elements of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in air strikes conducted at Muktu in the Northern part of Borno State.
The Coordinator, Defence media Operations, Major General, John Enenche disclosed this in a statement released to press on Thursday evening.
According to him, the mission was executed by the Air Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE yesterday, 25 March 2020, as part of the ongoing subsidiary Operation DECISIVE EDGE, after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) flights indicated that the ISWAP elements were using some compounds in 2 locations within the settlement to store their logistics as well as train their fighters.
He said, 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 Northeast, will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Nation.