The Defence Headquarters has said that troops of Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have neutralized several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters and destroyed their hideouts at Ngwuri Gana, Tumbuma Baba on the fringes of Lake Chad, in the Northern part of Borno State.
Major -Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, made this known in a statement on Saturday.
Enenche explained that the operation was executed on Friday as part of a new subsidiary Operation, tagged “WUTAR TABKI II” after a series of aerial surveillance missions.
The statement read, “The Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has neutralized several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements and destroyed their hideouts at Ngwuri Gana, along the Gulumba Gana-Kumshe axis, as well as at Tumbuma Baba on the fringes of Lake Chad, both in the Northern part of Borno State.
“This was achieved through airstrikes executed yesterday, 27 November 2020, as part of a new subsidiary Operation, tagged “WUTAR TABKI II”, after series of aerial surveillance missions had indicated that the 2 locations, with structures and logistics items camouflaged under dense vegetation, were being used as staging areas where some ISWAP leaders and their fighters meet to plan and launch attacks.
“The coordinated attacks launched by the Air Task Force, employing an enhanced force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships, resulted in the destruction of some of the terrorists’ structures as well as the neutralization of several ISWAP fighters.”
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OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE: Air Task Force Launches Subsidiary Operation Wutar Tabki II, Takes Out Terrorists’ Hideouts at Ngwuri Gana, Tumbuma Baba In Borno Statehttps://t.co/tzW1kLkGp7 pic.twitter.com/cYrZWl33yX
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