NAF Fighter Jets Destroy Terrorists’ Hideouts, Kill Several Fighters
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed additional terrorists’ structures and killed some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Bakassi on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State in an air strike conducted yesterday, 6 July 2019.
The attack according to the Airforce spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, was executed as a follow-up to air raids conducted at the same location on 28 June 2019, after intelligence reports indicated the ISWAP elements, having suffered heavy casualties during the attack, had relocated surviving fighters and logistics supplies to another part of the settlement, as confirmed by Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
The ATF, therefore, dispatched 2 Alpha Jets to attack the location, with accurate hits on the identified structures, which were seen engulfed in flames. Several terrorists were also killed as a result of the strike.
A short video clip which the force has now declassified shows parts of the attack.
Air Commodore Daramola in his statement assured that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), operating in concert with “surface forces”, will sustain the effort to completely degrade the terrorists in the Northeast.