Fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) have killed scores of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters including its top commanders said to be meeting with ISWAP new leader, Sani Shuwaram in Borno State.
The terrorist group was attacked during a meeting at Sabon Tumbun and Jibularam, in Marte Local Government Area of the state.
The coordinated aerial and ground operation was executed by the Nigerian Army and Air Force jets, targeting Shuwaram at a rendezvous with other senior commanders.
“The strikes were executed after an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance study, by the Air Task Force.
“Several jihadists were killed, including high-ranking insurgents’ commanders, foot soldiers, and Hisbah police of the ISWAP faction
“A ground assessment confirmed that some of the ISWAP top Commanders that were at the scene at the time of the strikes include; Muhammed Bako, Special Militant Forces Commander (Rijal Ann); Muhammad Malumma, a Chief Judge of Marte; Goni Mustapha, the Chief Imam; Muhammed Ba’ana, Commander of Kirta; Muhammed Ali, Amir of Kwalaram; Ibn Umar, Chief Prosecutor; Bakura Gana, Commander of Jubularam; and Malam Musa, Amir of Jubularam.”
It is unclear if Shuwaram was affected by the Airforce strikes. Boko Haram fighters also allegedly attacked Buni yadi in Yobe State. The Terrorists looted and vandalised a tele-communication mast as well as a health centre. They reportedly carted away a power generating set and drugs, respectively.
Copyright: News Central TV
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.