The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed a major Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Logistics Base and Training Camp at Kusuma on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno state.
In a statement released today in Abuja, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed that the operation was executed yesterday by the Air Task Force of Operation ‘LAFIYA DOLE’.
Daramola stated that the airstrike was executed after credible intelligence reports had established that a section of the settlement was serving as a training camp for the terrorists, adding that some buildings within the camp were also being used to store their fuel, arms, and ammunition as well as other logistics supplies.
The Director added that the pre-attack surveillance showed scores of fighters attempting to flee the location upon hearing the sound of the attack aircraft, adding that upon engagement by the attack aircraft in successive passes, many of them were neutralized.
Daramola asserted further that the Nigerian Air Force, operating in concert with surface forces, would sustain its efforts to destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the North East.