No fewer than 37 ISWAP-Boko Haram fighters have been neutralised by the troops of the Nigeria Army in Bula Yobe, Jabullam, Yobe State.
The operation was carried out by the joint military operation of the Air Task Force and ground troops.
Similarly, airstrikes by the Nigerian Air Force attack jets destroyed dozens of terrorists’ camps in the Abadam area and the Sambisa forest.
It was learnt that airstrikes coordinated by the Air Task Force Command destroyed the hideouts of ISWAP terrorists in Jabullam and Yauma Wango in the Abadam Local Government Area of the state and Parisu in the Sambisa forest.
Intelligence sources maintained that the operations were carried out after a series of aerial surveillance that showed the convergence of the terrorists in standby to stage attacks.
NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said in a statement, “The Nigerian Air Force jets dispatched by the ATF Command scored accurate hits on the targeted locations, obliterating and killing scores of the terrorists in the general areas. Several gun trucks and armoury of the terrorists were destroyed, while a ground assessment by sources revealed that a number of ISWAP high-value fighters were eliminated.
“The operation, which was efficiently coordinated by our Air Task Force and ground troops, resulted in the neutralisation of the terrorist elements. We have also sustained aerial bombardments to rout the fleeing ISWAP-Boko Haram criminals.”