Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola has claimed that yet another raid was carried out on insurgents around the Lake Chad Basin in Borno state, where some logistic facilities belonging to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), the regional division of ISIS, were destroyed.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Daramola, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. He said the operation was carried out by the Air Task Force of the Operation Lafiya Dole.
Daramola said, “The attack at Bukar Meram was executed on March 9 on the heels of Intelligence reports indicating that the terrorists had resumed using the settlement to store their logistics supplies. Accordingly, the ATF dispatched its fighter jets to attack the location, with their munitions hitting and destroying the identified structures.”
“Similarly, on March 11, fighter jets and a helicopter gunship scrambled by the ATF to provide close air support to ground troops at Gubio neutralised an ISWAP gun truck and some of their fighters as they attempted to beat a retreat after they were roundly defeated by a combination of air and ground fire,” he said.
Daramola said the NAF will continue to carry out such operations in a bid to restore peace to the region and clamp down on “enemies of our nation”.