Nigerian Air Force destroys ISWAP hideouts in Borno

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed hideouts belonging to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Bukar Meram in Borno State, neutralizing terrorists in the Process. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in Abuja said the strike was part of the “Operation Rattle Snake III,” which commenced on February 4, 2020.

“Accordingly; the Air Task Force (ATF) scrambled its attack aircraft to engage designated locations within the settlement scoring multiple hits, leading to the neutralisation of some terrorists as well as the destruction of some structures housing the ISWAP elements.

“Operation Rattle Snake III, which commenced on Feb.4, is aimed at targeting selected locations within the northeast in order to shape the battle space for effective conduct of further ground and air operations,” Ibikunle said.

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