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Military jets destroy terrorists’ hideouts, kill scores in Lake Chad

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The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has killed several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) elements and destroyed their hideouts at Tudun Wulgo and Tumbun Gini on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.

Maj. Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO), disclosed thisbin Abuja. He said the operation was achieved after series of aerial surveillance missions indicated that the 2 locations were being used as staging areas where some ISWAP leaders and their fighters meet to plan and launch attacks.

“Accordingly, the Air Task Force dispatched a force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to engage the 2 locations.

“The attack aircraft scored devastating hits in the target areas, destroying some structures and neutralizing several of the terrorists”, he said.


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