The Nigerian Military says it has killed many key leaders of Boko Haram and the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups.
The Defence Headquarter said the terrorist structures were also destroyed in the attack in Borno on Monday.
The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche disclosed the information.
Nigeria military has increased its onslaughts in both ground and airstrikes conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole at Durbada since Tukur Yusuf Buratai relocated to Borno State.
Confirming the strike on Monday, Enenche said “The operation was executed on 17 April 2020 on the heels of credible Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports, which were confirmed by series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, indicating that the settlement was one of the locations where some of the terrorists’ hierarchy often hibernate.
“Fighter jets dispatched by the Air Task Force took turns in attacking the location, scoring accurate hits within the target area which resulted in the death of some of the terrorists,” the statement said.
Maj-Gen. Enenche added that fleeing members were also taken out in follow-on attacks.
He assured that the Force would continue to mark offensive against those he tagged “the enemies of the nation”
The Coordinator of Defence Media Operations explained that this would be done in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East.