The Nigerian navy has eradicated prime leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and scores of fighters in Borno in a serious offensive.
Two commanders of the phobia group, Amir Abu-Rabi and Mohamed Likita in addition to dozens of their bodyguards and fighters, have been killed.
Whereas Abu-Rabi coordinated tax assortment on behalf of the ISWAP within the Lake Chad axis, Likita was amongst controllers coordinating assaults on navy formations.
The aerial assault that took them out was focused at three main ISWAP hideouts at Kusuma, Sigir in Ngala and Arijallamari in Abadam Native Authorities Areas.
The airstrikes have been coordinated by the Air Job Drive of the counter-terrorism operation, Operation Lafiya Dole.
The raids, along side the Artillery Hearth Models of Sector 3, Multinational Joint Job Drive (MNJTF), was carried out one week after the Nigerian Air Drive Alpha jet went lacking.
A navy intelligence officer informed PRNigeria that Kusuma is a coordinating base of the ISWAP leaders, Sigir and Arijallamari have been coaching camps for terrorists.
“The attacked places, particularly Kusuma and Sigir have been infamous havens utilized by ISWAP for coordination and coaching of fighters on preemptive assaults on navy positions and civilian areas.
“Latest assaults at Damasak, Malam Fatori, Monguno, Dikwa and Marte axis have been coordinated from the places. The bombardments have pushed the surviving and wounded terrorists to Jibularam and Sabon Tumbu riverbank areas.”
In one other operation, Nigerian troops and Civilian JTF operatives ambushed terrorists on the Gubio-Magumeri axis.
They set a lure at Kareram village after intelligence of insurgents advancing from Malam Yaumari Village for an assault.
A number of the terrorists have been killed, others escaped with accidents. Objects recovered included subtle weapons and bikes.