By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigerian military said its Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, neutralized several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements and destroyed their hideouts at Tudun Wulgo and Tumbun Gini on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.
The military in a statement issued at the weekend by Major General, John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations,
Defence Headquarters, said the feat was achieved through air strikes executed on 15 October 2020.
He said it waas part of a new subsidiary Operation, tagged “WUTAR TABKI”, after series of aerial surveillance missions had indicated that the 2 locations, with structures and logistics items camouflaged under the dense vegetation, were being used as staging areas where some ISWAP leaders and their fighters meet to plan and launch attacks.
“Accordingly, the Air Task Force dispatched a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to engage the 2 locations. The attack aircraft scored devastating hits in the target areas, destroying some structures and neutralizing several of the terrorists.”