NAF in Multiple Airstrike at Bukar Meram


The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) hideout and neutralized some of its fighters at Bukar Meram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno State.

This was achieved yesterday, 19 February 2020, in air strikes conducted as part of the ongoing Operation RATTLE SNAKE 3, after intelligence reports had indicated an increase in activities in the settlement with the observation of more terrorist fighters operating in the area.

Accordingly, the ATF scrambled its attack aircraft to engage designated locations within the settlement scoring multiple hits, leading to the neutralization of some terrorists as well as the destruction of some structures housing the ISWAP elements.

Operation RATTLE SNAKE 3, which commenced on 4 February 2020, is aimed at targeting selected locations within the Northeast in order to shape the battlespace for the effective conduct of further ground and air operations.

Air Commodore
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force