The Defence Headquarters has said that the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has neutralized dozens of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Doron Naira on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.
Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
According to Enenche, the successful operation was executed on Tuesday series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR).
The statement read: “In continuation of the sustained offensive against terrorist elements in the North East zone of the country, the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has neutralized several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Doron Naira on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.
“This was achieved through airstrikes executed on 24 November 2020 after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions indicated that the location was used as the staging area from where the terrorists launched recent attacks against friendly locations in and around Baga.
“The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships, dispatched by the Air Task Force to the location, took turns in engaging the target area, hitting the terrorists in their hiding places under the dense vegetation and neutralizing dozens of them. Some of the ISWAP elements, who were attempting to flee the location, were taken out in follow-on attacks.”
— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) November 26, 2020