The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram gun trucks in air strikes conducted near Damasak in Northern Borno State.
According to a statement by the Nigeria Air Force, the attacks were executed Saturday, 5 January 2019, whilst providing close air support for ground troops at Damasak who were in pursuit of the terrorists who had attempted to breach their location.
The NAF Mi-35M Helicopter Gunship engaged the group of terrorists’ gun trucks in successive waves of attacks as they retreated, destroying and immobilizing 3 of them while causing significant damage to others and neutralizing several terrorists.
This comes after a building used as a meeting venue for Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, was destroyed by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
The building being used by ISWAP fighters near Baga in Borno State was destroyed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
According to a spokesman for the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the attack was carried out after “series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions confirmed that the building was being used as an assembly point by the terrorists”.