Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole launched an airstrike on Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists’ logistics base at Tumbun Rego in Lake Chad area of Borno State killing scores.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, announced this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Enenche said the mission was accomplished on November 22 following intelligence which specified the use of the location by the ISWAP terrorists.
The Coordinator said the location had makeshift structures disguised and used as a centre for logistics items conveyed through the lake and its feeder for advancing transportation using trucks/motorcycles.
He said the military after its discovery executed Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to attack the location.
Enenche said, “Overhead the target area, significant number of ISWAP elements were observed.
“These were engaged in successive passes by the NAF attack aircraft resulting in the destruction of the terrorists’ structures as well as the neutralisation of several of their fighters.
“The Military High Command commends the Air Task Force for their professionalism and urges them to remain resolute in the conduct of operations in order to rid the Country of all terrorists.”