Airstrikes kills scores of ISWAP fighters in Marte, Borno State

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The Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups may have again suffered another devastating loss of scores of its fighters in airstrikes carried out by the Nigerian Airforce component of Operation Hadin Kai in the North East.

The airstrikes were conducted on October 26, 2023 in Tudun Baranga and Jubilaram, both located in the fringes of the Lake Chad of Marte, in Borno State.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, A Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region that the strikes were conducted after confirmatory intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, ISR, missions, indicating presence of the terrorists in the locations.

The sources said “At TUDUN BARANGA, ISWAP  were sighted running for cover under shrubs on sighting the fighter jet and were engaged accordingly thereby killing several terrorists and destroying the structures with some of their logistics concealed  under the shrubs.

The sources said the targets were subsequently acquired and engulfed in flames all after. The aftermath of the airstrike revealed that pandemonium broke out as the remnant of surviving terrorists took cover under nearby trees and later Fled away.

 

A similar strike was undertaken at JUBILARAM when the combat aircraft attacked ISWAP fighters moving on Canoes and the whole canoes were destroyed with the terrorists inside

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