The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed the logistics base and training camp belonging to the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), at Kusuma, Lake Chad in Borno state.
Eye9ja understands that the NAF director of public relations, Ibikumle Daramola made this known in a statement obtained by the online news platform on Thursday.
Daramola in his statement noted that the operation was executed by the air task-force of Operation Lafiya Dole on Wednesday.
Daramola’s statement reads as thus; “The airstrike was executed after credible intelligence reports had established that a section of the settlement was serving as a training camp for the terrorists.
“While some buildings within the camp were being used to store their fuel, arms and ammunition as well as other logistics supplies.
“The pre-attack surveillance showed scores of fighters attempting to flee the location upon hearing the sound of the attack aircraft.
“They were engaged by the attack aircraft in successive passes, neutralising many of them.
“The terrorists’ logistics supply store, which was also hit, was seen engulfed in flames due to the raid.”