By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Nigerian Airforce jets have destroyed some facilities at an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) hideout at Kusuma on the fringes of the Lake Chad.
NAF Spokesman, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said in a statement that the offensive against terrorist targets is under the auspices of Operation RATTLE SNAKE 2 of the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
“The air strike was conducted on the heels of credible intelligence reports indicating that a cluster of compounds within the settlement was being used to house some ISWAP leaders along with their supplies. Accordingly, after confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), the ATF detailed its attack aircraft to engage the location leading to the destruction of the designated structures, some of which were seen engulfed in flames.
“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its air campaign to shape the battlespace in the Northeast for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.