NAF Destroys ISWAP Hideout, Neutralizes Insurgents In Borno
NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) hideout at Bukar Meram on the fringes of the Lake Chad Basin in northern Borno.

NAF said it also neutralised some of the insurgents fighters at the same area.

NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday, in Abuja, said the operation was conducted on Wednesday.

According to him, “NAF achieved the feat on Feb.19, in air strikes conducted as part of the ongoing “Operation Rattle Snake III” after intelligence reports indicated an increase in activities in the settlement with the observation of more terrorist fighters operating in the area.”


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The statement added: “Accordingly; the Air Task Force (ATF) scrambled its attack aircraft to engage designated locations within the settlement scoring multiple hits, leading to the neutralisation of some terrorists as well as the destruction of some structures housing the ISWAP elements.

“Operation Rattle Snake III, which commenced on Feb.4, is aimed at targeting selected locations within the northeast in order to shape the battle space for effective conduct of further ground and air operations”.