NAF coordinated Airstrikes force ISWAP to Ban Farming and fishing activities in Marte


By: Zagazola Makama


The Islamic State of the West African Province(ISWAP) terrorist group has reportedly banned all farmers, fishermen and herders within its areas of presence in the North East of Marte, in Borno State. 


It was gathered that the ISWAP Leadership vowed to eliminate farmers or fishermen found within the general areas of  katikime, Bulungahe, kutukungunla, Chikun Gudu, Tumbumma, Guma Kura, Guma Gana and New Marte, after  accusing them of spying on their activities for the Nigerian military. 


The decision was made after the terrorists group suffered strings of heavy losses from  relentless airstrikes coordinated by the Nigerian military in some identified hideouts in Marte, which led to the elimination of top Commanders of the ISWAP, scores of foot soldiers, destruction of their logistics, VBIED factory and vehicles as well as denied them sanctuary and freedom of action by forcing them to relocate from their camps to other locations considered to be safe. 


Zagazola Makama, has shared a number of on the ground intelligence about the devastating impacts of the multiple Airstrikes carried out by the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai just few weeks after the assumption of office of the present Nigerian Air Force leadership of Air Vice Marshall Hassan Bala Abubakar as the 22nd Chief of Air Staff. 


Some of these air strikes were in Grazah and Wa-Jahode, in the fringes of the Mandara Mountains which  resulted in the obliteration of over 100 terrorists. 


Similarly, in the river banks of Jibularam and Sabon Tumbum, NAF airstrikes led to the elimination of two ISWAP Commanders, Amir Malam Bello and Amir Malam Musa Modu and scores of their fighters.


Another Airstrikes were carried out at  Kwalaram, Bukar Mairam,  Abbaganaram and Yarwa Kura, leading to the elimination of scores of fighters and forcing others to flee with different degrees of injuries. 


It could be recalled also that recently, NAF Command in Borno deployed its fire power after its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)platform spotted convergence of Boko Haram terrorists in AMCHILLE in GEIZUWA, killing several of their fighters and destroying their vehicle during a daring night strike.


Another damaging airstrike was conducted at a location given as Andakar, Musari and Klabariya in Marte. The attack targeted fleeing ISWAP terrorists who fled from Kwalaram and Bukar Mairam, leading to their elimination. 


The most recent one is On July 6 where many insurgents were neutralized in another  precise, intelligence-led air strike carried out  by the Air Force brigade at Tumbum SHITTU. 


The successful offensives had forced the terrorists to split into five camps within Marte to avoid any form of mass gathering. They resolved to only converge at a location given as “LARGE” When there was any need to coordinate any form of attack.


The people of the North East have  revealed renewed confidence in the Leadership of the Chief of Defence Staff,  Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa, The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. Gen. Maj.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, Naval Chief, Rear Admiral Ikechukwu Ogalla and NAF leadership of Air Marshall Hassan Abubakar to finally crush the remaining terrorists hibernating in the North East.

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