In its ongoing air interdiction campaign tagged “Operation Rattle Snake III” the Air task force of operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province training camp on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Northern part of Borno state.
The spokesperson of the Nigeria Airforce, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola made this known in a statement in Kaduna.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola explained that the feat was achieved in air strikes conducted yesterday on the heels of credible intelligence reports as well as series of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions which established that some structures within the settlement were being used by the terrorists to house and train their fighters.
The statement maintained that the Air task force dispatched an enhanced force package of attack aircraft to engage the identified locations within the settlement, stressing that the fighter jets took turns attacking the target area in successive passes taking out the training facilities.
Tha statement assured that operating in concert with surface forces, the force will sustain its air campaign to shape the battlespace in the Northeast for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.