The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday, February 7, 2020 said it destroyed compounds housing Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Kaza, Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.
The Director, Public Relations and Information of the Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, revealed the strike was executed on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 following intelligence that some ISWAP members had relocated to the area from nearby Tongule.
According to Daramola, the intelligence showed that some ISWAP elements had set up camps in a cluster of compounds in Kaza, along with their logistics supplies. Adding that the identified location within the settlement was attacked by the ATF’s fighter jets after confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, showed significant presence of terrorists.
This resulted in the destruction of the structures and the neutralisation of some of the ISWAP fighters.
Daramola vowed that the NAF and surface forces would sustain air campaign to shape the battle space in the North East for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.