The Defence Headquarters(DHQ), said military operations in the ongoing counterterrorism war in the Northeast has destroyed more logistics base and structures belonging to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, said the raid on the area followed intelligence that the terrorists were using the locations to store their logistics and train their fighters.
Onyeuko, statement reads:
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria has destroyed some structures belonging to elements of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in air strikes conducted at Muktu in the Northern part of Borno State.
The mission was executed by the Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole on March, as part of the ongoing subsidiary Operation Decisive Edge, after intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance flights indicated that the ISWAP elements were using some compounds in two locations within the settlement to store their logistics as well as train their fighters.
“Accordingly, Operation Lafiya Dole dispatched its fighter jets to engage the identified compounds, scoring accurate hits leading to the destruction of the structures as well as the neutralization of their occupants. The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the Northeast, will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our Nation”.
Philomena Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.