The Nigerian Air Force bombed a position of the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) in the northern Borno State last weekend, killing many elements of this group. dissident terrorist from Boko Haram.
The information was given in a press release released Monday by the Commodore (Captain), Ibikunle Daramola, director of public relations and information for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) quoted by l pro-government press agency NAN.
According to the air raid was carried out when these ISWAP elements were gathering in their camp at Kollaram, one of their strongholds in the state of Borno on the edge of Lake Chad.
« The operation was carried out on December 14, following reports of credible information that some of the leaders of ISWAP had gathered for a meeting in one of the two buildings, » said Ibikunle Daramola.
While he did not immediately provide further details such as the death toll, the officer added, however, that the shelling erased these ISWAP elements and their officials.
Intended to support ground forces backed by civilian anti-jihadist militias, the operation came three days after about 15 of these pro-government militiamen lost their lives in an attack claimed by ISWAP.
Northeastern Nigeria is plunged into conflict between the military and jihadist groups (including Boko Haram and its dissident ISWAP), which has killed at least 35,000 people since 2009 and displaced more than 2 million people.