Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information confirmed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
He explained that the operation was executed based on credible intelligence reports and confirmatory Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. Daramola added the ISR identified a building on one of the Lake Chad islands that were being used by the terrorists as a facility to indoctrinate and train new fighters.
“The ATF, therefore, dispatched its aircraft to attack the location, which upon arrival over the target area observed the significant activity of the terrorists. The attack aircraft scored devastating hits on the building destroying it and neutralizing the ISWAP occupants. The few other fighters seen fleeing the location were mopped-up by follow-on attacks,” he said.