In Airstrikes, The Nigerian Military Kills ISWAP “Sniper” And “Chief Prosecutor.”
Three Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) commanders were killed in airstrikes by the Nigerian military.
Amir Bashir, also known as Iblis (the devil), the terrorist group’s sniper, and one of the commanders were reportedly slain in the attack, according to Zagazola Makama, a journal specializing in the Lake Chad region.
Early on September 14, the Air Task Force (ATF) launched Operation Hadin Kai, a series of synchronized airstrikes meant to hit terrorist hideouts in Rino, Jibularam, and Kangarwa in the Marte and Kukawa local government districts.
Muhammed Balge, the head of ISWAP’s prosecution division, and Mallam Chiroma, Balge’s deputy, are the two additional terrorists killed in the airstrike.
According to sources, Zagazola Makama; “The first damaging air interdiction targeted a hideout of the terrorists and a training camp in Rinu, killing unspecified number of the fighters.
“In another feats, which followed a credible and actionable intelligence obtained by the air component of Operation Hadin Kai, the troops neutralized many terrorists moving in two vehicles in the axis of Kangarwa in Kukawa LGA.
“On receipt of the distress call, NAF aircraft immediately scrambled to the location where they intercepted and neutralised several terrorists.
“Troops deployment around the area revealed that the terrorists suffered heavy casualties from the airstrikes.”
According to a military source, the air force,“operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its offensives against the terrorists in the north-east.”