Key Leaders Of Terrorist Sect ISWAP Killed In Airstrike In Borno

Key Leaders Of Terrorist Sect ISWAP Killed In Airstrike In Borno

By Manny Akpan | News Reporter on February 22, 2020
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FILE: Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, the chief of air staff in Nigeria

Some key Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, leaders have been killed by airstrikes at Jubillaram and Alinwa in the Northern part of Borno State.

A statement by the Nigerian Air Force Director of Public Relations and Information, Ibikunle Daramola on Saturday, February 22, 2019 said the strikes were conducted by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole, under the auspices of Operation Rattle Snake 3.

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Ariel view of the airstrike shared by the Nigeria Air Force

Air Commodore Daramola explained that based on credible intelligence reports indicating that some key ISWAP leaders had assembled for simultaneous meetings on Thursday; attack aircraft were dispatched to engage the locations, damaging the meeting venues and killing the terrorists.

“The latest of these was achieved on 20 February 2020 in attacks conducted at Jubillaram and Alinwa in the Northern part of Borno State, where some key Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) leaders were neutralized as they assembled for meetings at the 2 locations.

“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 2 separate venues, at Jubillaram and Alinwa in Marte Local Government Area.

“Accordingly, the ATF scrambled its attack aircraft to engage the locations, damaging the meeting venues and neutralizing the terrorists,” he added.

The Air Force spokesman stated that both land and air forces will sustain its campaign against terrorists in the North East.

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