NAF Strikes ISWAP Hideout at Kaza
In continuation of Operation RATTLE SNAKE 3, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has eliminated some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and destroyed compounds housing them at Kaza in the Northern part of Borno State.
The air strike was executed on 5 February 2020 following credible intelligence reports indicating that some ISWAP elements, who relocated from nearby Tongule, had set up camp in a cluster of compounds at Kaza, along with their logistics supplies.
The identified location within the settlement was attacked by the ATF’s fighter jets after confirmatory Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions showed significant presence of terrorists.
This resulted in the destruction of the structures and the neutralization of some of the ISWAP fighters.
The NAF, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its air campaign to shape the battlespace in the Northeast for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force