NAF de­stroys ISWAP fa­cil­i­ties in Lake Chad

The Punch - - NEWS - Ade­lani Ade­pegba, Abuja

THe Nige­rian Air Force says its Air Task Force of Op­er­a­tion Lafiya Dole has de­stroyed some fa­cil­i­ties at an is­lamic State West Africa Prov­ince hide­out at Kusuma on the fringes of the Lake Chad.

NAF said the airstrike was con­ducted fol­low­ing cred­i­ble in­tel­li­gence re­ports in­di­cat­ing that a clus­ter of com­pounds within the set­tle­ment was be­ing used to house some ISWAP lead­ers along with their sup­plies.

“Ac­cord­ingly, af­ter con­fir­ma­tory in­tel­li­gence, sur­veil­lance and re­con­nais­sance, the ATF de­tailed its at­tack air­craft to en­gage the lo­ca­tion, lead­ing to the de­struc­tion of the des­ig­nated struc­tures, some of which were seen en­gulfed in flames,” NAF Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Re­la­tions and in­for­ma­tion, Air Com­modore ibikunle Daramola, said in a state­ment on Wednesday.

He said the NAF, op­er­at­ing in con­cert with sur­face forces, would sus­tain its air cam­paign to “shape the bat­tle space in the North-east for the ef­fec­tive con­duct of fur­ther ground and air oper­a­tions.”

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