Nigerian Air Force (NAF), over the weekend, hit the stronghold camp of ISWAP leader Fiya Ba Yuram, in Sambisa forest killing many of his group members.
PRNigeria reports that Fiya Ba Yuram, a notorious terrorist, is the current Leader of ISWAP at Sambisa forest.
He took over the leadership of the ISWAP insurgent group, following the killing of Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau, last year.
Meanwhile, similar air strikes were also undertaken in the Tunbuns near Lake Chad after suspected terrorists’ activities were observed in the area believed to be a training camp for ISWAP fighters, PRNigeria also gathered from another military intelligence officer.
“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 which were later struck by the aircraft,” the officer disclosed.
When contacted, the NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Edward Gabkwet confirmed the strikes.
Mr Gabkwet, an air commodore, said: “Yes strikes were carried out on some 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,” he added.