Home » Air Force, Armed Forces, Boko Haram, Headlines » NAF neutralises ISWAP leaders in Borno

NAF neutralises ISWAP leaders in Borno

By Doris Esa

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Jubillaram and Alinwa in the Northern part of Borno, as they assembled for meetings.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, made the disclosure in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Daramola said the ISWAP leaders were neutralised in operations conducted on Thursday.

He said the air strikes were carried out by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole, under the auspices of Operation Rattle Snake III.

“The mission was executed on the heels of credible intelligence reports indicating that some key ISWAP leaders had assembled for meetings, which were being held simultaneously at two separate venues, at Jubillaram and Alinwa in Marte Local Government Area.

“Accordingly, the ATF scrambled its attack aircraft to engage both locations, damaging the meeting venues and neutralising the terrorists,” Daramola said.

He said the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its air campaign to shape the battlespace in the North East for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.

Operation Rattle Snake III which commenced on Feb. 4, was aimed at targeting selected locations within the North East in order to shape the battlespace for more effective onslaught against the insurgents. (NAN)

Short URL: http://newnigerianpolitics.com/?p=54106

Posted by on Feb 22 2020. Filed under Air Force, Armed Forces, Boko Haram, Headlines. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Biafra doesn’t need your investment, IPOB replies Miyetti Allah

Headlines

Why North lost its industries, wealth – Sanusi, others

Categories

Gov. Obaseki re-elected as Edo governor – shames Oshiomole

Browse Corruption Politics

Featuring Top 3/190 of Corruption Politics

Browse National Politics

Featuring Top 5/1018 of National Politics

Obasanjo is ”Nigeria’s Divider-in-Chief” – Presidency

Browse NNP Columnists

Featuring Top 10/1419 of NNP Columnists

IG: Politicians arming thugs ahead of Edo, Ondo Gov Polls

Advertisements

--

FEATURED VIDEOS

CBN’s Battle to Safeguard the Naira

ARCHIVES

February 2020
S M T W T F S
« Jan   Mar »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829

© 2020 New Nigerian Politics. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Designed by Gabfire Themes