Posted by Okodili Ndidi, Abuja | 13 October 2019 | 1,035 times
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has recorded a major breakthrough in the renewed onslaught against insurgents in the Northeast with the destruction of the terrorists’ logistics base and training camp in Kusuma, Borno State.
According to a statement signed by Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, “the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has recorded another major success in its sustained air offensive against terrorists’ targets in the Northeastern part of the country.
The feat was achieved yesterday, 25 September, 2019, when Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft, detailed by the ATF, 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.”
The statement added, “the air strike was executed after credible intelligence reports had established that a section of the settlement was serving as a training camp for the terrorists, while some buildings within the camp were being used to store their fuel, arms and ammunition as well as other logistics supplies.
It said further, “the pre-attack surveillance showed scores of fighters attempting to flee the location upon hearing the sound of the attack aircraft. They were engaged by the attack aircraft in successive passes, neutralising many of them.
“The terrorists’ logistics supply store, which was also hit, was seen engulfed in flames due to the raid.
“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its efforts to completely destroy all remnants of the terrorists in the Northeast”. (The Nation)
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