ATF operation Lafiya Dole destroys terrorists’ training facility in Borno

Martha Obi, Abuja


The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has recorded another major feat with the destruction of an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) training camp near Mallam Fatori on the fringes of Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno Sate.

In a statement, the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola noted  that the operation was executed based on credible intelligence reports and confirmatory Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that identified a building on one of the Lake Chad islands that was being used by the terrorists as a facility to indoctrinate and train new fighters.

Air Commodore Daramola  said the  ATF therefore dispatched its aircraft to attack the location, which upon arrival over the target area observed significant activity of the terrorists”.

He said “the attack aircraft scored devastating hits on the building completely destroying it and neutralizing the ISWAP occupants. The few other fighters seen fleeing the location were mopped-up by follow-on attacks”.  

The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its operations against the terrorists in the Northeast.

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