Super Tucano removes ISWAP leader Mallam Ari, foreign fighters in Borno

< img src=""class ="ff-og-image-inserted"> A Super Tucano airstrike has actually eliminated an Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) leader and infantryman, including foreign fighters.

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) operation under Operation Hadin Kai took out the terrorists at Kirta Wulgo in Borno State.

Mallam Ari, Commander in charge of the location, and mercenaries producing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) for ISWAP died in the attack.

A military officer told PRNigeria that the area was targeted after intelligence revealed ratings of insurgents converging at Northeast Kirta Wulgo.

“Some were seen with weapons around a make-shift structure, a most likely sign that the structure may have had a high calibre terrorist target.

“The structures were burnt and damaged at the fringes. Numerous ISWAP fighters were reduced the effects of including Mallam Ari, the Fiya of Kirta Wulgo,” he was quoted to have actually said.

The Fiya title is held by the second in the hierarchy of the terrorists’ military structure.

NAF representative, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, verified that the barrage achieved success.

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