Top commanders Ali Kwaya and Bukar Mainoka targeted in air strikes near Lake Chad
The Nigerian Air Force said on Monday it killed top members of the ISWAP terrorist group during air strikes in the North East.
Edward Gabkwet, an air force spokesperson, said in a statement that ISWAP commanders Ali Kwaya and Bukar Mainoka were neutralized during an operation near Lake Chad. They were members of the group’s so-called consultation council.
The group, associated with the Daesh/ISIS terrorist group, is primarily active in the Chad Basin, and fights an extensive insurgency against the states of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
Gabkwet said “our path to victory in the Northeast remains on course and we won’t relent until all locations are free of terrorists and insurgents.”