The Nigerian Armed Forces says it has destroyed some structures belonging to elements of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in air strikes conducted at Muktu in the Northern part of Borno State.
This is contained in a statement by the Acting Director Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko
It states that the mission was executed by the Air Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE yesterday, as part of the ongoing subsidiary Operation DECISIVE EDGE, after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
According to the statement, flights indicated that the ISWAP elements were using some compounds in two locations within the settlement to store their logistics as well as train their fighters.
It notes that Operation LAFIYA DOLE dispatched its fighter jets to engage the identified compounds, scoring accurate hits leading to the destruction of the structures as well as the neutralization of their occupants.
It maintains that the Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East, will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Nation.