Scores of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters have been killed and many others injured by fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force, PRNigeria learnt.
The terrorists were killed on Friday by sustained bombardments of the military jets, when they were holding a meeting with their new leader, Sani Shuwaram, at Sabon Tumbun and Jibularam, in Marte Local Government Area in Borno State.
Intelligence sources, who are part of the counter-insurgency operation of the military, told PRNigeria that the coordinated aerial and ground operation was executed on Friday, by the Nigerian Army and Air Force jets, targeting the newly-appointed Wali of ISWAP, Sani Shuwaram, at a rendezvous with other Senior Commanders.
The strikes were executed after an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance study, by the Air Task Force.
Several terrorist were killed, including high-ranking insurgents’ commanders, foot soldiers and HISBAH police of the ISWAP faction.
PRNigeria could not confirm if Shuwaram was affected by the strikes.