The Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, under its subsidiary, Operation Hail Storm 2 has eliminated several terrorists and destroyed their structures, including logistics facilities, at Arina Woje, Warshale and Valangide in Borno State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche, made this known in a press statement released today.
The air strikes, carried out in continuation of the sustained offensive against terrorists in the North East zone of the country, were executed on 26 September following credible Human Intelligence reports as well as confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that indicated a resurgence of terrorist activities at the three locations.
It was gathered that elements of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), who were confirmed to be hibernating in Arina Woje in Marte Local Government Area, were attacked by Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships, resulting in the destruction of some structures and the neutralization of several terrorists.
In the same vein, terrorist elements responsible for recent attacks in the Dikwa general area were tracked to Warshale and swiftly taken out as the NAF attack aircraft took turns in engaging the settlement, while the air strike on Valangide in the Sambisa Forest area, on the other hand, was undertaken at night by helicopter gunships, which mopped-up the terrorists as they strafed the location.