Air Force Operation in Borno State Inflicts Heavy Losses on ISWAP: Funeral Held for Fallen Jihadists

On Sunday, the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) held a mass funeral to honor their jihadists who were neutralized by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets during a series of airstrikes in Marte community, Borno State.


The coordinated attacks by the Air Component of Operation Hadin kai took place on July 29, 2023, specifically targeting the areas of Jibularam and Kwalaram between 0830hrs – 0900hrs.

According to intelligence sources, the terrorists had gathered in these locations to plan attacks against the Nigerian military before they were engaged by the NAF jets.

A Successful Aerial Operation:

The Air Component of Operation Hadin kai executed the airstrikes with precision, resulting in significant casualties and property destruction among the ISWAP members.

These coordinated air strikes proved to be successful in dealing a heavy blow to the terrorist group’s activities in the region.


The military’s response was crucial in neutralizing the threat posed by the terrorists who had been amassing in the designated areas.

Insights from a Counter-Insurgency Expert:

Zagazola Makama, a reputable Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region, shed light on the situation.

He revealed that the ISWAP terrorists had deliberately converged in the Jibularam and Kwalaram areas to coordinate their attacks against the Nigerian military.

The strategic positioning of the NAF jets thwarted their plans, forcing the terrorists to face the consequences of their actions.

A Solemn Mass Burial:

Following the heavy losses inflicted upon them, the surviving ISWAP fighters proceeded with a mass burial for their fallen comrades.


The burial took place on the outskirts of Kwalaram, as reported by intelligence sources.

The event served as both a memorial and a demonstration of the group’s unwavering commitment to their cause, despite the setback they experienced during the airstrikes.


The recent aerial operation conducted by the Nigerian Air Force against the ISWAP terrorists in Borno State has proven to be a significant setback for the extremist group.

The success of the airstrikes not only resulted in casualties and destruction of ISWAP assets but also highlighted the military’s dedication to combating terrorism in the region.

However, it is essential to remain vigilant as the surviving terrorists may regroup and attempt to retaliate, necessitating continued efforts to ensure the safety and security of the affected areas.


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