ISWAP top fighters killed as NAF jets bombard meeting venues

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By Okodili Odili, Abuja

Some key leaders of the terror group, the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), have been killed in an air bombardment of their meeting venue by Nigerian Air Force fighter jets.

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, under the auspices of Operation RATTLE SNAKE 3, routed the terrorists at Jubillaram and Alinwa in the Northern part of Borno State, as they assembled for meetings at the two locations.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, said yesterday that the mission was “executed on the heels of credible intelligence reports indicating that some key ISWAP leaders had assembled for meetings, which were being held simultaneously at two separate venues, Jubillaram and Alinwa in Marte Local Government Area.

“Accordingly, the ATF scrambled its attack aircraft to engage locations, damaging the meeting venues and neutralising the terrorists.

“The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its air campaign to shape the battle space in the Northeast for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.”

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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