TERRORISTS SUFFER FURTHER LOSSES IN NORTHERN BORNO STATE AS NAF DEGRADES THEIR HIDEOUT IN TUMBUN ZARAMI

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TERRORISTS SUFFER FURTHER LOSSES IN NORTHERN BORNO STATE AS NAF DEGRADES THEIR HIDEOUT IN TUMBUN ZARAMI

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has degraded an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists’ hideout and neutralized some of their fighters at Tumbun Zarami in the Northern part of Borno State. This was accomplished through air strikes conducted today, 8 April 2019, as part of the ongoing air campaign of Operation YANCIN TAFKI, which is aimed at flushing out ISWAP elements from islands on the fringes of the Lake Chad.

A Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, on a routine reconnaissance mission, observed significant presence of ISWAP fighters in the settlement, with several structures and equipment spotted beneath the thick vegetation of the area. Accordingly, the ATF scrambled 2 NAF Alpha Jets to attack the location, recording successful strikes on the terrorists’ structures and neutralizing several of their fighters. The attached short video clip, now declassified, shows some portions of the attack which may be viewed by the general public.

The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its operations to completely degrade the terrorists in the Northeast.

IBIKUNLE DARAMOLA
Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force

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