A precision-guided airstrike coordinated by the Air Component and the ground troops of Operation HADIN KAI on today, has reportedly resulted in the killing of very large numbers of ISWAP Terrorists in Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State.
The successful air strikes followed reports received, which indicated a very large influx of ISWAP terrorists into Nigeria along the Nigeria-Niger border along the Komadugu-yobe River.
The terrorists comprising both local and foreign fighters have reportedly been causing lots of havoc in communities along the border area.
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Security Intelligence analyst, Zagazola Makama, understands that sequel to the Intelligence, the movement of the terrorists were trailed to a remote location around ASAGAR village, where they were joined by other terrorists in what seemed like a convergence for a prepared attack.
The sources said the targets were subsequently acquired and delivered with aggressive bombardments, leading to the obliteration of large numbers of the terrorists.
A ground assessment by sources revealed that a number of ISWAP unit commanders and high value fighters were eliminated, while many more were seriously injured.
Zagazola hinted this is the fourth major successful offensive against ISWAP and Boko Haram positions in the North East within the last seven days.
“These military airstrikes and ground offensives have forced ISWAP/Boko Haram to adopt new tactics of giong for their attacks on foots, stopped use of hilux trucks and spreading their men in very small units and spatial locations to avoid heavy casualties when targeted by airstrikes and artillery shelling.
“The terrorist groups have also focused more of their attacks on vulnerable, local farmers communities who lacked a strong security presence.” He said.