The Nigeria military at the weekend launched an attack on the camp of Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) leader, Fiya Ba Yuram.
Scores of terrorists were eliminated in the raid conducted in Sambisa Forest by Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets.
The operation came following an intelligence gathered by the Air Component of Operation of Hadin Kai, which revealed that the terrorists were getting ready for an attack.
The military revealed that the strikes were successful, though yet to confirm if the terrorists leader, Yuram was among the insurgents eliminated.
A number of areas in the Tunbuns near Lake Chad were also shelled after terrorists’ activities were observed.
One of the locations struck was a camp suspectedly used for the training of ISWAP fighters.
“Pandemonium broke out as the remnant of surviving terrorists took cover under nearby trees which were later struck by the aircraft,” an officer told PRNigeria.
The Director of Public Relations and Information of NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet has confirmed the offensive.
The director said the strikes hit specific targets in the Tunbuns and Sambisa “with varying degrees of successes recorded”.
“The NAF won’t, however, be drawn into the details of those neutralized”, the spokesman added.