•Eliminates three other top Commanders
•Several terrorists also killed in aeriel assaults
The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has recorded major success in continuation of the ongoing offensive operations against the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and other purveyors of violence and instability in the Lake Chad Basin area bordering Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic.
This was in view of the recent operations of the Air Task Force of the MNJTF, which neutralised the third ranking commander in ISWAP leadership echelon Amir Khalifa Umar in an air interdiction conducted yesterday in Tunbum Sabon.
The Chief of Military Public Information of MNJTF, Col. Timothy Antigha, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said that Khalifa Umar was a High Value Target considering that he was also the Chief Judge of ISWAP.
In a separate air interdiction conducted in Kwalaram, Antigha said, three other senior commanders of ISWAP were also neutralised.
He assured that more details on the full Battle Damage Assessment will be conveyed in subsequent press releases.
“Additionally, MNJTF Air Task Force interdiction of ISWAP training camp and mustering area in Tumbun Madayi three days ago also yielded expected result.
“Several terrorists and their comanders who gathered for training or an attack were neutralised or maimed. Battle Damage Assessment indicates that a sizeable ISWAP terror infrastructure were destroyed,” he said.
The Spokesperson, further assured that the MNJTF is firm in its resolve, in partnership with national forces and operations, to intensify pressure on ISWAP until it capitulates.