Nigerian troops have destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Training Camp, along with some of their logistics storage facilities, at Tumbun Barorowa on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.
Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO) disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday
Enenche said the operation was undertaken on 19 October 2020 sequel to credible Human Intelligence (HUMINT) reports indicating that the settlement served as venue for the training of ISWAP fighters.
He said confirmatory aerial surveillance missions also led to the identification of some structures under dense vegetation within the settlement where the terrorists store their small arms and logistics supplies.
“onsequently, the Air Task Force dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships, whose barrage of bombs and rockets hit the target structures, some of which were seen engulfed in flames with thick black smoke.
“Several ISWAP fighters, who were observed firing at the attack aircraft, were also neutralized in the process”, the coordinator stated.