The Defence Headquarters says the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has neutralized several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters and destroyed some of their structures, including a suspected fuel storage facility, at Tumbun Allura, a terrorists’ logistics hub on the fringes of Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Enenche said, the air raid was executed yesterday, 8 November 2020, on the heels of credible Human Intelligence reports as well as aerial surveillance missions which led to the identification of a command post as well as a suspected fuel dump, with large number of jerry cans and barrels concealed in make shift structures within the settlement.
He said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) attack helicopter, dispatched by the Air Task Force to engage the location, scored accurate hits in the target area resulting in the destruction of the terrorists’ fuel dump, which was seen engulfed in flames.
According to him, several ISWAP elements were also neutralized as a result of the air strike.