The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar
By Raphael Ekpang
As the Nigerian Air Force continues it air offences against terrorist elements in the North East of the country, the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has knocked out another Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ camp at Tongule in the Lake Chad area of Northern Borno and eliminated scores of their fighters.
The coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major Gen. John Enenche, announced this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
Maj. Gen. Enenche said that the air raid was in continuation of the air offensive against terrorist elements in the North East.
He noted that the airstrikes were conducted on August 12, following credible intelligence reports indicating terrorists’ activities in the village.
According to him, “The Air Task Force dispatched a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets to attack the location after confirmatory intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
“The mission showed the presence of a sizable number of the ISWAP elements at designated locations.”
Major. Gen. Eneche stated that, the NAF jets took turns in engaging the location, scoring devastating hits on the designated targets and leading to the destruction of the structures as well as the neutralisation of several ISWAP fighters.
Corereporters reported that, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has commends the Air Task Force for their dedication and professionalism, while urging them to intensify the air offensive against the terrorists and all other criminal elements in the country.