Scores killed as troops destroy ISWAP’s training ground in Borno

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Okodili Ndidi, Abuja


The Military has destroyed the training depot and other facilities belonging to the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) in a renewed offensive against the terror groups operating in the Northeast.

Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, in a statement, assured that the Armed Forces will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Nation.

According to the statement, “the Armed Forces of Nigeria has destroyed some structures belonging to elements of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in air strikes conducted at Muktu in the Northern part of Borno State.

“The mission was executed by the Air Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE yesterday, 25 March 2020, as part of the ongoing subsidiary Operation DECISIVE EDGE, after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) flights indicated that the ISWAP elements were using some compounds in the two locations within the settlement to store their logistics as well as train their fighters”.

It added that “accordingly, Operation Lafiya Dole dispatched its fighter jets to engage the identified compounds, scoring accurate hits leading to the destruction of the structures as well as the neutralization of their occupants.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East, will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Nation”.