Abou Sufyan, an ISWAP commander, and about 15 of his fighters have been killed by the Nigerian military.
They were killed with airstrikes from A-29 Super Tucano on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State
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It was gathered that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Hadin Kai launched a series of airstrikes at the hideouts of the terrorists in the North of Jubularam in the Marte Local Government Area of the state.
The operation was conducted after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed the presence of several fighters who had converged on the area in their preparatory move to launch attacks on troops in the axis.
Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst said, “The successful airstrikes were carried out on April 9, 2022, by the Nigerian Air Force Super Tucano in coordination with the MNJTF, Niger Air Task Force’s Mi35 and Mi171 helicopter Gunship, targeting an identified hideouts of the terrorists in the North of Jubularam in Marte LGA
“The surgical airstrikes were conducted on the strength of credible intelligence which indicated that the Commander and his fighters had taken a position to fight back against the crushing intrusion of their enclaves in the Lake Chad by the combined forces
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“A ground assessment shows that Abu-Fatima, a high ranking ISWAP Commander Of Rijal Amne (Special Forces), who took over from Bakura RPG, and Adam Kaiga after they were killed in the previous military airstrikes, was neutralised in the attack.
“The notorious ISWAP Commander who has about 500 fighting militant troops under his special forces’ command has his jurisdiction in the entire southern islands, including Kirta Wulgo, Sabon Tumbu, Kwaleram, Sigir, Jibularam, Abbaganaram and Yarwa Kura.”
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