Another logistic base of Boko Haram splinter group, Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), has been destroyed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Borno. 

The airstrike was carried out by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole, a statement by the Nigerian Air Force said on Sunday.  

According to the statement, the destroyed base was ISWAP one near Arege in the northern part of Borno.

NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said the operation was conducted on Saturday.

“This was accomplished in an air strike conducted on February 2, after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed the presence of some vehicles and equipment, well camouflaged under dense vegetation in the area.

“Accordingly, the ATF scrambled a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet aircraft to attack the location, supported by an ISR aircraft which conducted the Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) for the mission.

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“The BDA revealed that the Alpha Jet’s bomb strikes scored direct hits on the target location, totally destroying the vehicles and other logistics items, thereby further degrading the terrorists’ capabilities,” he said.

Daramola further stated that at the end of the attack, the entire area was engulfed in fire and terrorists in the location were neutralised.

The spokesman said the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the North East. 

Last week, NAF destroyed a logistic base of the insurgents in Sambisa Forest in the heightened counter-terrorism operations in the northeast. 

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