By Emmanuel Iorbee
Several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) leaders and fighters have been neutralized and their dwellings destroyed as they gathered for meetings in a cluster of settlements West of Alinwa on the Lake Chad green fringes in the Northern part of Borno State.
This was achieved during the ongoing subsidiary Operation DECISIVE EDGE, yesterday in another successful air interdiction mission.
In a press statement signed by the Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, General Bernard Onyeuko, said the air strike was executed on the heels of impeccable intelligence reports, indicating that some top ISWAP Commanders as well as some of their fighters and designated suicide bombers had assembled at the location for meetings, aimed at orchestrating coordinated attacks against a number of targets in Borno State and environs.
The statement also said Operation LAFIYA DOLE dispatched its fighter jets to the location, recording devastating hits on many of the structures housing the ISWAP leaders and fighters, destroying them and neutralizing their occupants.
It noted that the Chief of Defence Staff, General. A.G Olonisakin, who enjoined the troops of Operation Lafia Dole to maintain the momentum, promised that the Nigerian Military would continue to sustain offensive attack on the enemies of the Nation.