Nigerian Air Force jets have bombarded Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province members (ISWAP) at the Lake Chad axis.
The coordinated airstrikes destroyed strongholds of the sects’ commanders and their guards.
Intelligence exposed areas targeted including camps in Sabon Tumbu, Jibularam and Kwalaram.
An officer told newmen that the spiritual base and training camps around the fringes of Lake Chad were destroyed.
Their leaders, including Ali Chakkar and other top ISWAP commanders, were holding a meeting when the attacks were launched.
NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet who confirmed the operation aid The precision-guided airstrikes coordinated by the Air Task Force Command resulted in the killing of very large numbers of ISWAP and Boko Haram terrorists.”