Nigerian troops take out ISWAP leaders holding meeting in Chad

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Nigerian troops have destroyed Boko Haram hideout in Sambisa Forest
Nigerian troops have destroyed Boko Haram hideout in Sambisa Forest

Nigerian troops have taken out Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters who were holding a meeting at Kolloram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State.

According to the Defence Headquarters, the attack was conducted based on credible intelligence reports indicating that a meeting of ISWAP leaders was holding.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria is sustaining its onslaught against terrorists elements in the North East,” Defence Headquarters said in a statement.

“In this regard, the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE yesterday, 25 April 2020, executed air strikes which neutralized several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Kolloram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno State.

Deal of the day

The operation was conducted based on credible intelligence reports indicating that some of the ISWAP leaders and fighters had converged in the settlement for a meeting. Accordingly, Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and surveillance aircraft were scrambled to attack the location.

Overhead the target area, the terrorists were seen moving towards the edges of the settlement and were engaged, leading to neutralization of several of them. The few survivors were taken out in subsequent passes as the jets strafed the area.

The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East, will intensify offensive operations against the enemies of our nation.