The Nigerian Air Force conducted an airstrike targeting the Islamic State of West Africa Province (Boko Haram) in their hideout in Kolloram, northern Borno, Borno State killed over a dozen terrorists.
According to a statement by the spokesman of the Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the clearance operations against the terrorists were conducted following on credible intelligence reports indicated their concentration in the area.
Air Commodore Daramola said: “The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has neutralized several Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters as they assembled for a meeting at their hideout in Kolloram on the fringes of Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno State.
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, which was deployed for confirmatory surveillance, observed the presence of the terrorists at the location and subsequently called for 2 Alpha Jet aircraft to attack the group of buildings.
Bombs from the first Aplha Jet hit the desired mean point of impact causing damage to the building and neutralizing over a dozen the terrorists.
Some of the fighters, who formed the outer security cordon of the meeting venue, were seen engaging the NAF aircraft with Anti-Aircraft (AA) and small arms fire but fled into the thicket when the air shelling intensified.