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Some commanders the Islamic West Africa province, ISWAP, Borno were neutralized by an air task force from Operation Lafiya Dole.

ISWAP commanders were killed two separate airstrikes on their locations Borno .

Major General John Enenche, coordinator defense media operations at the Nigerian Defense Headquarters, DHQ, revealed this a statement on Wednesday, NAN reports.

Enenche said the attacks were carried out as part subsidiary Operation HAIL STORM.

He said the two sites were ISWAP’s logistics facilities Bukar Meram on the edge Lake Chad Borno and Dole, a settlement the southern part of the .

He said the no-fly missions were carried out following credible intelligence reports indicating a resurgence of terrorist activity both settlements.

According to him, Bukar Meram is a major ISWAP logistics center connecting other island settlements in the Lake Chad region, which is also home to several combatants and their main leaders.

He said the base attacked by an enhanced force of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) combat aircraft and helicopter gunships.

“The fighter jets hit designated targets in the area, resulting in the destruction of logistics facilities and the neutralization of several terrorists and their leaders.

“The Dole attack carried out after intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions showed an in activities in the region after the displacement of some terrorists from the neighboring settlements of Kokiwa and Yale.

the area, ISR planes spotted no less than 20 terrorists in the area, who were taken away by the NAF attack plane,” he said.

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