Major Blow to ISWAP: Over 100 Suspected Members Killed in Borno Airstrikes

Airstrikes Eradicate ISWAP in Borno State:

In a significant development, more than 100 suspected members of the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) were reportedly killed in airstrikes in Borno State, North East Nigeria.

These airstrikes were executed by the air component of the North East Joint Task Operation Hadin Kai of the Nigerian Military.

Surveillance Leads to Precision Strikes:

The precise airstrikes took place in the forest at Bukar Mairam in Marte Local Government Area of Borno.

According to counter-insurgency expert Zagazola Makama in the Lake Chad region, these strikes were prompted by intelligence that revealed a substantial gathering of terrorists in this specific location.

Surveillance played a crucial role as an ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) platform detected a significant movement of the insurgents heading towards what was believed to be a meeting point for the terrorists.

The airstrikes were executed with success, inflicting devastating hits on the terrorists’ positions.

Preventing Night Attacks:

The terrorists had converged in this area with the intent to plan night attacks against the Nigerian military’s positions.

This preemptive strike aims to disrupt their plans and protect the safety of the troops stationed in the region.

Continued Success in Countering Insurgency:

This recent development follows a string of airstrikes by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) that resulted in the elimination of over 100 bandits in Kebbi State just last week.

The Nigerian Military continues to demonstrate its commitment to countering insurgency and maintaining security in the region.

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