MILITARY ROCKETS NEUTRALIZED TOP ISWAP KINGPINS ALI KWAYA, BUKAR MAINOKA, AND OTHERS AT LAKE CHAD
Top terror kingpins of the Islamic State of West African Province,(ISWAP) Ali Kwaya and Bukar Mainoka, have been neutralized in a raid by Nigerian military fighter, Operation Hadin Kai jets at Lake Chad on Saturday 5 November 2022.
Messrs Kwaya and Mainoka, who were also key members of the ISWAP Shura (Consultation) Council met their drubbing when the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai conducted air interdiction missions at Belowa, one of the very few remaining ISWAP/Boko Haram enclaves in the Tumbuns, Lake Chad Region in Abadam Local Government.
The strikes became necessary after intelligence revealed convergence of some ISWAP leaders and fighters from surrounding areas for a meeting with motive of planning attacks on friendly forces. Accordingly, a mix of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) aircraft was dispatched to the location of the meeting at Belowa which was confirmed to be active.
The location was subsequently engaged with rockets and bombs in multiple passes. An hour after the strikes, 2 vehicles conveying about 13 injured surviving terrorists to another hideout were struck through precision strikes by NAF aircraft.