The Military says, the Nigerian Air Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralized several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Doron Naira on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.
Military Spokesperson, Major General John Enenche said this in a Statement on Thursday in Abuja that the success was achieved through air strikes executed on 24 November 2020 after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
Enenche said, the location was used as the staging area from where the terrorists launched recent attacks against friendly locations in and around Baga.
He added that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships, dispatched by the Air Task Force to the location, took turns in engaging the target area, hitting the terrorists in their hiding places under the dense vegetation and neutralizing dozens of them.
“Some of the ISWAP elements, who were attempting to flee the location, were taken out in follow-on attacks” he said
The Military in recent times has recorded more success in wiping away bandits and terrorist elements in the North East zone of Nigeria.