NAF Destroys ISWAP Hideout at Kusuma, Borno State

In continuation of the sustained offensive against terrorist targets in the Northeast of the Country under the auspices of Operation RATTLE SNAKE 2, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has destroyed some facilities at an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) hideout at Kusuma on the fringes of the Lake Chad.

Making this known in a statement, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, stated that the air strike was conducted on the heels of credible intelligence reports indicating that a cluster of compounds within the settlement was being used to house some ISWAP leaders along with their supplies.

“Accordingly, after confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), the ATF detailed its attack aircraft to engage the location leading to the destruction of the designated structures, some of which were seen engulfed in flames”, he said.

He further noted that the NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its air campaign to shape the battlespace in the Northeast for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.

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